July 21, 2014
by Jeremy Loudenback
If it were up to Timothy Draper, he would move all of Los Angeles County’s residents to a new state in the name of better government.
Draper, a Menlo Park venture capitalist, is behind a much-ballyhooed initiative that would divide California into six states. This week Draper gathered 1.3 million signatures, enough to put the Six States Proposal on the ballot, but not until 2016 election.
The Six States Proposal would separate the state into six smaller states based on geography. The northern-most counties of California—which, along with parts of southern Oregon, have hadprevious flirtations with statehood—would form Jefferson, while other new states would include North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, South California, and West California, home to Los Angeles County. (more…)