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.