Best idea to come along in months.
A California county supervisor has proposed that Southern California secede to form its own state!
CBS Los Angeles reports, July 1, 2011, that Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone plans to present a proposal to the Board of Supervisors that his county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state. Those counties are Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties.
The creation of a new state of South California would allow officials to focus on securing borders, balancing budgets, improving schools and creating a vibrant economy, he said.
“Our taxes are too high, our schools don’t educate our children well enough, unions and other special interests have more clout in the Legislature than the general public,” Stone said in his statement.
He unveiled his proposal on the day Gov. Jerry Brown signed budget legislation that will divert about $14 million in 2011-12 vehicle license fee revenue from four new Riverside County cities. Officials fear the cut will cripple the new cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar.
The best part of Stone’s proposal is this:
The proposed new state of South California would have only a part-time legislature and limits on property taxes.