In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Glenn County Supervisors began the process of seceding from California and joining the State of Jefferson.
Siskiyou County was the first to pursue withdrawal from California last September with Modoc County following their lead shortly after.
“We want to be a part of the Jefferson movement,” stated Vice Chairman of the Board Steve Soeth.
“It is very frustrating trying to make the state understand our issues,” said Supervisor Leigh McDaniel.
268 people attended the meeting and expressed widespread support of the move. However, not all county residents have warmed to the idea.
“Southern California needs us and we need them,” said Orland resident Byron Denton to the Willows-Journal.
In addition to increased support from neighboring counties, Glenn, Modoc and Siskiyou would need to secure approval from both the California Legislature as well as Congress—a daunting task indeed.
Some regard the move as more symbolic than substantive.
“This is sending notice to the state that we’re tired of being their victim,” Glenn County Supervisors Chairman Mike Murray said.
According to the Willows-Journal, 10-12 counties in CA and a number in Southern Oregon have indicated that they are, at the very least, intrigued at the idea of separating from their respective states.
Read the full article at the Chico ER.
View the Supervisors’ resolution here.