Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Voters to Decide on Having 3 Californias on November Ballot

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Voters to Decide on Having 3 Californias on November Ballot

Voters to Decide on 3 Californias on November 2018 Ballot

 

Will there be 3 Californias in our future?

 

I suspect many feel 1 is enough...but not everyone

 

Voters will get to vote on an intriguing, and controversial, measure, in addition to voting for governor and multiple other political races on the November 2018 ballot.

 

Map of USThe “CAL 3” initiative, spearheaded and financed by Timothy Draper, a billionaire venture capitalist, received more than the required number of valid state signatures – over 400,000 - to be placed on the ballot November 6.

 

Briefly, Cal 3 proposes the California government be divided into 3 separate entities – the names for the new “states” would be Southern California, California, and Northern California, or other names selected by the residents.

 

But a vote in favor of the split is not the final word by far - dividing into 3 states would require approval by Congress, among other legal hurdles before getting even to that point.

 

Proponents of the ballot measure say the split would result in better education, an improved government infrastructure and lower taxes.

 

But critics are quick to point out many potential issues, not the least of which are political. In addition, Southern Californians, for example, might then need to pay out of state tuition at many other California universities. Corporations with multiple facilities in 2 or 3 states could have new and different corporate tax structures. And our water resources, and costs, already a hot topic, could become more contentious across state lines. The list goes on.

 

Personally I can’t see this getting approved. But it’s a major step that it’s even getting to the ballot for voters to react.

 

Read more in this LA Times article.

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • June 13 2018 04:20PM

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Jeff I am ALL FOR IT!!!  California would have less influence on National Elections. Since California is for allowing illegal immigrants to vote, maybe I can get an absentee ballot???

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 2 months ago

I think it will eventually happen. It just makes so much sense.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) 2 months ago

Jeff,

Bah Humbug!  California is a marvelous mixed bag and we have seen the Southern, The Middle and the Northern...It is perfect as it is...Why mess with perfection!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

I don't know if I could handle three Californias, but to me let's keep it the way it is.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 2 months ago

I was just reading a little about this earlier and I have to say it's very interesting. I would be surprised if the split happens but I hear there is a surprising amount of support as well.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 2 months ago

Well Jeff Dowler, CRS As a Native Californian (3rd generation) I think I can chime in on this: I will vote for it. There was another proposal to divide California into 5 states. I thought that was a bit much, but three is good. I was born in what will become "California," I  lived and went to college in what will become "Northern California," and I now live in "Southern California." 

Well, I've always considered myself a Southern Californian, so that is fine by me.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) 2 months ago

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