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Topic - Tim Draper
The late, legendary Warren Zevon used to sing of a day "when California slides into the ocean." Despite the predictions of learned climatologists and seismologists, it may never come to that, if venture capitalist Tim Draper succeeds with a daffy scheme. He's the man behind "The Six Californias" initiative that the state has just certified to go to the signature-gathering phase.
The Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind the "six Californias" proposal announced Monday that his campaign has launched its petition drive to place the measure on the November ballot.
California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation's most populous state into smaller pieces - six of them.
Splitting California into six states would be complicated and time-consuming but not impossible, according to a state analysis.
There's nothing like a guy with a few million bucks to lend instant credibility to a previously penny-ante movement to split up the state of California.
Forget the pizza delivery guy — investors are starting to bet on the pizza delivery drone.
"As little as possible," said Mr. Draper with a laugh. "I mean, I want to get it on the ballot, but I want to keep my money."
Mr. Draper also said that he had discussed the proposal with California Gov. Jerry Brown, whom he described as a "very open-minded, creative guy."