Northern California County Votes To Secede From State
YREKA (CBS/AP) — A far Northern California county where residents have complained they lack representation at the state capitol wants to separate from California.
The Record Searchlight of Redding reports (http://bit.ly/1cFTqUG) that the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday in favor of a declaration for secession.
According to the newspaper, residents of the majority Republican county lobbied the board in August to consider secession. In addition to a lack of representation in Sacramento, they cited concerns about water rights and a rural fire prevention fee approved by the legislature.