In just a couple years, you could be living in the state of South California. That is if a plan by super rich guy Timothy Draper gets enough votes. Reuters reports that the plan, which would break California into six separate states, moved a bit closer to becoming a reality today:
“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,” said Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the campaign. “The idea … is to create six states with responsive local governments – states that are more representative and accountable to their constituents.”
Salazar said Monday that the campaign had gathered more than the roughly 808,000 signatures needed to place the measure on the November, 2016 ballot. Draper and other supporters plan to file the signatures with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Tuesday.
Palm Springs would be part of South California along with San Diego. Another state, to be called Silicon Valley, would include the San Francisco Bay Area with Central California to the east. Jefferson, named after the third U.S. president, would encompass the northernmost region. The state capital of Sacramento would be in North California, while L.A. would be part of a state called West California.
The plan is considered an extreme long shot. While it would give you an excuse not to visit the in laws in Torrance because “you don’t want to have to drive across state lines”, it would just be just too difficult to edit a “West” or “South” into Tupac’s “California Love”.