July 15, 2011 by USA Post
51st State, A Riverside County Supervisor has initiated a great debate to see if Southern California becomes the 51st state of the Union. Under the proposal, Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties are asked to consider the formation of a state 51, the State of South California. Boards of supervisors and city councils within the counties will be invited to meet and discuss the possibility of secession of the State of California.
Stone, who represents District 3, Riverside County, took the matter to the Board of Supervisors of secession on Tuesday for deliberation, but instead, chose stone to start a summit in the fall and invite all provinces to see how to solve state budget issues, but the problems of division remain on the table. Supervisors argued that in these economic times would be a mistake to use county funds for political reform action, which could start a “Southern California” state.
Among the reasons Stone is pushing for this separation are: California taxes are among the highest in the nation, however, the deterioration of sliding services year after year, while state officials support the disastrous policies budget straining the resources needed to help local residents.
Political infighting has paralyzed California for over ten years, the creation of a state that is too large to govern. And a large part of state residents are in some kind of public assistance and California has 30 percent of the burden of welfare of the nation, however, only 12 percent of the population.
Stone suggests considering the new state legislature to a part-time, the change of government to local control, is also open to consideration would eliminate term limits. Part-time legislators can only receive a stipend and 600 per month and no financial benefits, excluding travel expenses to the new state capital, said.
The U.S. Constitution say that the new can not be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of another State or a state formed by the joining of two or more States or parts of States, without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned and the Congress.
Here in the Imperial County Board Chairman Jack Terrazas County do not see this initiative as a viable solution to the problems of State and is just a waste of time.
“What is now in the State of California and even the federal level, our representatives can not meet on a budget can not meet on the issues, there is no way that will meet for us because they have divided to approve it. The state legislature and Congress must approve. I do not see how our legislators approved the separation of state when they cannot agree on the budget. “Terrazas said. District 1 Supervisor John Renison echoed the comments of Terrazas and gave him a small opportunity for this idea to go ahead and become a reality.
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