[Ed. – The divisions would be along sectarian lines. It’s called the ‘Biden Plan.’]
Good day, future citizen of West California!
You may find yourself greeted thusly as you head into a supermarket or drugstore in Los Angeles on Saturday morning.
Advocates for Six Californias, a plan to split the Golden State into a half dozen separate states, are holding a petition drive this weekend to get their plan on the ballot in 2016.
The idea is the brainchild of Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist from Menlo Park – or as he hopes to some day call it, the state of Silicon Valley. Draper has sunk $2 million into signature gathering for the proposal. He maintains it will break bureaucratic deadlock in Sacramento (proposed state of North California) and attract more business.
“California has become the worst managed state in the country,” he told The Times this spring. “It just is too big and too ungovernable.”