A billionaire venture capitalist came up with an idea to divide California up into 6 states.
Timothy Draper says that he’s gotten enough signatures to add the proposal to get it on the ballot in 2 years. (As of yesterday the campaign says it has collected 808,000 signatures.)
After reading a little into this, I wondered what the motive to divide the state was.
According to Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the campaign: “It’s important because it will help us create a more responsive, more innovative and more local government, and that ultimately will end up being better for all of Californians.”
I couldn’t imagine this actually happening and it sounds to me more like some sort of gimmick. From what I’ve read in the article, the plan has no chance of getting approved.
Here are the names of the states if this was to get approved:
- Silicon Valley
- North California
- South California
- West California
- Central California
What do you think- great idea or a waste of time?
Find out more in the Yahoo News article here.
You can also learn more about the plan from the people behind Six Californias here.