California County Votes to Secede
"Resident complaints include a lack of representation in Sacramento and insufficient attention to major issues for the county, such as water rights and a rural fire prevention fee," explains Kate Mather. Neighboring counties may follow suit.
"Secession efforts within California date back to the 1800s. The most recent high-profile attempt came in 2011, when Riverside County officials weighed a proposal to pursue the establishment of 'South California,' which would have seen 13 counties leave the Golden State."