Editor’s note: I received this email from “Keep it California”!
“An attempt to split Lassen County from the rest of California was defeated by 58 percent vs. 42 percent, on Tuesday. Lassen, the only remaining county to include the question of separation from the state on their ballot, clearly rejected the idea.
“In Lake, Plumas, Amador and Nevada similar measures had already been removed from the ballot, or failed to qualify, recognizing that the measure would result in increased regional safety risks and negatively impact local economies.
“’It was an awesome night! All across the board the politics of fear were rejected by the politics of hope and the ‘Jeffersonians’ were soundly trounced. The best their candidates in Lassen could do was about 30% and the Measure G results blow a big hole in their aspirations. They have no coastline on the west and have lost half of their border with Nevada,” said Jim Chapman, Chair of Lassen County Board of Supervisors.’
“Cindy Ellsmore, Keep It California Chair, said: ‘We applaud the tremendous local grassroots effort to counter Measure G, as well as Lassen County voters for recognizing Measure G was misguided. The plan would leave the county financially devastated and severely at-risk, and Lassen families more vulnerable.'”
“Ellsmore also noted that, ‘there are certainly challenges, but increasing our region’s influence in Sacramento can only be accomplished through collaborative advocacy, focused education, and bridge-building. We look forward to working with Lassen County leaders and communities to make our voice louder in Sacramento, and improve life for all Northern California families.’”