Modoc County California officials have joined Siskiyou County in voting to secede from the state. The Redding Record-Searchlight reports supervisors voted unanimously yesterday (Tuesday) in favor of secession. The vote comes just weeks after neighboring Siskiyou County supervisors began the movement.
The goal is to form the new State of Jefferson and include part of Southern Oregon. Some of the residents in the counties along the California-Oregon boarder feel that those in the urban centers of state government ignore their needs.
Modoc County Board Chair Geri Byrne says she put the secession measure on the agenda in response to requests from people in her district.