Jul 23, 2014 1:50 PM by News Staff
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to officially join the movement to secede from California and create the State of Jefferson.
The Marysville Appeal-Democrat reports that the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting a declaration and petition to the Legislature to redress a lack of representation and for the possible formation of a new state.
Elected officials in Tehama, Glenn, Modoc, Siskiyou and Yuba Counties have already voted to join the movement. Supervisors in Butte County voted against a similar movement last month.
The current county secession efforts are merely advisory, encouraging local officials to further study the idea. The steps involved in trying to become the country's 51st state are steep, first requiring approval from the state Legislature, then from Congress.