'The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to support the county's split from the state of
'It's the first in a long series of steps to form the proposed state of Jefferson, which proponents of the effort say would bring representation to rural
North State counties that currently are beholden to the whims of representatives of the more heavily populated Southern California and free them from burdensome state regulations.
'”We have to have government that's local, understands our issues and has empathy” for those affected, said Mark Baird, a Scott Valley rancher who's also president for Scott Valley Protect Our Water and vice president of the Siskiyou Water User's Association.
'Baird is leading the charge to form a new state from rural counties in Northern California and
Southern Oregon, though he certainly wasn't the only voice in support of the move.'
The rest is here: http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24011588/siskiyou-supervisors-support-withdrawal-from-california
As with those in Northern Colorado seeking a separate political existence for themselves, please support those in Siskiyou County through messages of encouragement, prayers, etc. Their victory in separating from a state that is grossly oversized and setting up a smaller, more intimate sized state that can be known and therefore loved is a victory for us all.
You may contact the county supervisors here: