Today during the public forum of the regular Sierra County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Sierra County State of Jefferson Committee announced that we have collected enough citizen signatures to present a Declaration of Separation to the California State Legislature without the Board of Supervisors. "This is an historic day for Sierra County," stated Thomas Dotta, Chairman of the Sierra County State of Jefferson Committee.
A Declaration of Separation provides a "seat at the table" for further discussions on forming the 51st state. Our committee worked hard to educate and obtain hundreds of Sierra County citizen signatures from constituents who want our county included in the State of Jefferson. Although the signatures are enough to move forward without the Supervisors, the constituents of Sierra County would like to see the Supervisors' support of the State of Jefferson.
Sierra County is the 11th northern California county to affirm a Declaration of Separation to form the State of Jefferson due to the lack of representation and dilution of vote.
We have a long road ahead of us and continued support is needed for the futures of our children and grandchildren. The time has come for 51.