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Jefferson Movement Plugs On Despite Setbacks

A couple of setbacks for the State of Jefferson movement. The Sierra County Board of Supervisors has voted against joining the movement to take part of northern California and form a 51st state…

Listen to Lee Adams

Board Chair Lee Adams was one of those voting against. Adams also says he welcomes a petition drive to put the issue on the ballot this year. Meanwhile, local organizer Eddie Garcia says an effort to get a ballot measure in Nevada County is going strong…

Listen to Eddie Garcia

However, Nevada County is not officially supporting the movement, and the County Chief Executive Officer issued a statement on Friday indicating that. Garcia and others are trying to get legislation introduced in Sacramento, but Nevada County’s Assemblyman Brian Dahle says he’s not following the movement’s progress…

Listen to Brian Dahle

Jefferson supporters argue a new state would give residents of smaller, rural counties more of a voice in government.

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