INITIATIVE MEASURE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO VOTERS
California is the nation’s most populous state, nearly six times larger than the average population of the fifty states. However, much of the state’s population is concentrate in certain urban and coastal areas, particularly in Southern California. As a consequence of these and other socio-economic factors, political representation of California’s diverse population and economies has rendered the state nearly ungovernable. Additionally, vast parts of our state are poorly serve by a representative government dominate by a large number of elect representatives from a small part of our state, both geographically and economically.
Statement of purpose
Establish a procedure for county voters to choose to associate with a different state than assigned by this law prior to each State’s formation. Provide interim relief to the people by empowering local government and promoting regional cooperation in recognition of the new states proposed herein. The legislative consent for the formation of six new states to Congress as required by the United States Constitution. A procedure for the transformation of the single State of California into six new states.
Legislature Consent for The Creation of Six New States
The boundaries of the State are those stated in the Constitution of 1849 as modified pursuant to statute changing said boundaries or providing legislative authorization to divide the State into two or more new states and providing for such transformation. Sacramento is the capital of California. A new state, named Jefferson, including the territory represented by the boundaries of the following countries: Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity. A new state, named Central California, including the territory represented by the boundaries of the following counties: Alpine, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne.
The Legislature shall provide the financial and staff resources needed for the Board of Commissioners to conduct its business. Upon enactment of this section, it shall be competent in any county charter to provide that the county governed thereunder may make and enforce all ordinances and regulations in respect to municipal affairs, subject only to restrictions and limitations provided in their several charters and in respect to other matters they shall be subject to general laws.
Country And Regional Power During Interim
On January 1, 2018, the Governor shall transmit a copy of the certified election results enacting this Article, including the results of any subsequent county election to associate with a different state than assigned by this section, and a copy of this Article to Congress, with a request that Congress act upon the consent of the people within twelve months.
The Boards of Supervisors in the state to which the county seeks to be re-assign shall vote to approve the reassignment, and if a majority of those county Boards approve, the reassignment shall become effective and the Registrar of Voters shall transmit the certification and ordinance to the Governor. County charters adopted pursuant to this Constitution shall supersede any existing charter, and with respect to municipal affairs shall supersede all laws inconsistent therewith.