World Bulletin / News Desk
Wealthy US businessman Tim Draper has been given permission to start a campaign calling for California to be split up into six separate states.
Citing overpopulation and too much diversity as grounds the claim that the current governate is unable to meet the various needs of its people, Draper's Plan states:
"Vast parts of our state are poorly served by a representative government dominated by a large number of elected representatives from a small part of our state, both geographically and economically."
The plan aims to divide the state of 38 million inhabitant along historical boundries of counties and cities, allowing the residents of each state to take more control over their own affairs.
Having previously said that many people in the state were not happy and that California had become ungovernable, in Time magazine Draper insisted “I believe all of those states would become wealthier. And I believe by managing their own state, they will become much more successful.”
However, many critics fear that such a divide will keep the vast majority of the state's wealth in Silicon Valley, where Draper himself is based along with many of the US's wealthiest names. The remaining states of Jefferson, North California, West California and South California would be therefore left with less tax-generated funds.
Draper needs to collect 807,615 signatures by July 18.Last Mod: 24 Şubat 2014, 17:06