Editor’s note: I received this press release from “Keep it California.” Meanwhile, some of the citizens in our community are trading ammo for signatures to support a State of Jefferson initiative. It’s hard to believe our community is serious about attracting college-educated millennials and tech jobs. Instead, we are attracting the Bundys. Where is our community leadership?
“The Sierra County Board of Supervisors voted today to adopt a resolution declining to join the ‘State of Jefferson.’
“The resolution acknowledges that Northern California counties face serious challenges unique to our region to which Sacramento legislators need to be more attentive and engaged in addressing. The resolution also points out that there have been no actual financial feasibility studies done on the plan that seeks to segment some of California’s poorest communities into a single new state.
“Our schools, fire fighters and law officers, and roads and highways all benefit from our partnership with the State. Solutions lie in aggressively educating legislators, more effective regional advocacy, and building upon the tools, relationships, and resources that already exist.
“The Chair of the Sierra County Board of Supervisors, Lee Adams, explained:
“While rural America faces many challenges, we all live here by choice, and often for the lifestyle. Both urban and rural areas give and gain from each other and both are dependent on each other. California prospers because of its entire landmass, and is extremely blessed by nature, and I will continue to work within the existing state structure for the benefit of all of Sierra County.”
“Keep It California PAC, a non-partisan Northern California rural-county based advocacy and political action committee, applauds the Sierra County Supervisors for their courage, thoughtful sensibility, and commitment to our region.”