Oct 26, 2013 7:46 PM
The movement to separate from California and create a new state continued in Chico Saturday evening.
The Butte County State of Jefferson Declaration Committee hosted a meeting at the Chico Library.
The group was seeking volunteers, answered questions and passed around a petition.
Group leaders say they want a chance to start over.
“We want government closer to the people and we want them more responsive,” said Mike Wacker, Butte County State of Jefferson Declaration Committee. “Because we know if you have local representatives that know what’s going on locally, they have the wisdom and they look the people in the eye every so often. That alone will have a better government.”