Sierra County rejects the State of Jefferson — while some of our residents seek to secede

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.”

About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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7 Responses to Sierra County rejects the State of Jefferson — while some of our residents seek to secede

  1. Tony Loro says:

    I just did a test to see where my login here comes from. I got a private message (which I blocked) from Todd Juvinal. He wrote I had mentioned him on this blog and then threatened me with legal action if I did not “delete” it. Stating his attorney had the biggest (like himself) everything and he will end up (Todd not the attorney) owning everything of mine. Has anyone else here received stupidly worded threats from this micro-encephalic? Todd, (I know you read this blog because you boast of hating just about everything written here) real threats come from a real lawyer. Only internet dishrags make the threats personally and secret, well semisecret as any real lawyer can ask FaceBook for transcripts of threats. So post here if TJ has found some remark you made to be accurate or in his mind (yes I believe he has one) worthy of imagined legal puffery from his I’m sure very learned legal professional.

  2. Tony Loro says:

    On this piece ” Instead, we are attracting the Bundys” I think that is a good idea! I think the Lark Bundy is a beautiful bird.

  3. Steve Willer says:

    Bundy’s are criminals that need to be put in jail. Why law enforcement is so gutless with them and their band of bozos in the Malheur NWR is a mystery to me.

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