AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
There's been alot of grumbling lately from the San Fernando valley about a possible split-up of Los Angeles. They want to make an entirely new independent city of about a million or so people, effectively dropping the status of Los Angeles to number 3 on the list of America's big cities (Chicago would be bumped up to a much deserved #2).
Unlike most of my NorCal comrades, I don't wish any ill will on our southern neighbour, but considering how LA has screwed it's own people over so seriously over the last few years, I can't blame the Valley (and West Hollywood) for wanting to leave the whole mess behind.
This is probably the biggest secession of it's kind in history for a large American city. What do you think? Do you believe this could work? The research implies that it's possible.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
Unlike most of my NorCal comrades, I don't wish any ill will on our southern neighbour,
I don't want anything bad to happen to L.A., I just don't want to live there anymore.
This has been going on for years. Those valley residents have been complaining for generations. Mayor Sam Yorty was whinning about this back in the 1950s. The Valley has become more and more like the rest of L.A. (Basin) with crime, pollution, homeless and all other big city problems.
I doubt this sort of succession will ever happen.