The Glenn County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to join the State of Jefferson movement and begin the process of seceding from the state of California.
According to the declaration and petition filed with and eventually passed by the Board of Supervisors, the county felt state and federal agencies have denied the county and “its businesses, and its citizens, access to our most abundant natural resources, and fishing grounds, causing untold harm to our economy, as well as to our health and public safety...”
The petition also cited “sue and settle” practices by state and federal agencies and lack of legislative representation on the state and federal levels as further reason to begin its withdrawal from California. The county wishes to form a new state “which represents the needs, provides opportunity, and protects the rights, liberties, public health, and safety of the people of a new State of Jefferson.”
Read the full Petition and Declaration
The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to secede from California on September 3, 2013 and Modoc County joined the secession movement 21 days later on September 24, 2013.