SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Chances are you’ve probably noticed Proposition 9 isn’t on your ballot.

Proposition 9 had qualified for the ballot as a measure that called for splitting California into three different states proposed by venture capitalist Tim Draper. He tried to split the state in six pieces in 2016, but that measure never made the ballot.

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But as you might expect, it turns out splitting a state into three pieces isn’t as simple as getting a bunch of people to sign a petition. Between the logistical issues of land, water, and political representation, there were many red flags that stood in the way of the measure succeeding, even with voter approval.

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A challenge from the Planning and Conservation League, an environmental group, went before the California Supreme Court and the court ordered the secretary of state not to put the initiative on the ballot.

Three weeks later, Draper dropped the measure saying the decision by the court “has effectively put an end to this movement.”

2018 CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

  • PROPOSITION 1
    Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 2
    Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals With Mental Illness. Legislative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 3
    Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 4
    Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 5
    Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 6
    Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • PROPOSITION 7
    Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 8
    Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 9
    Removed from the ballot
  • PROPOSITION 10
    Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 11
    Requires Private-sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on-call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute.
  • PROPOSITION 12
    Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute.
Comments (2)
  1. Prop 9 was removed by activist judges to keep California Democratic and force all California’s to be burdened with having SF and LA, both heavily democrat, speak for the rest of the state. This proves that the judges need to go. California needs judges that are non partisan and not deeply democratic.

  2. Joe Allen says:

    This article is a failure of basic journalism. It doesn’t say why. That’s something we learn an article should have, when we are in the 2nd grade. Worse, it’s an article with a title selling “why” as a reason to read it? Why did the supreme court take it off the ballot?

    For that matter, “how” did the supreme court do it.

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