“More than 100 people packed the supervisors’ chambers late this morning for a discussion on whether the county should issue a declaration that it wants to secede from the state. Nearly all those in attendance appeared to be for the move.
“Among those in attendance was Erin Ryan, field representative for Rep. Doug LaMalfa. She said that she and other LaMalfa staff members supported the effort to secede, but she did not know LaMalfa’s thoughts on it.
“Board Chair Ed Valenzuela was the sole vote against the declaration today. He said he was elected to solve problems within the system.
“In August, county residents lobbied the board to consider separating from the state over a laundry list of complaints including a lack of representation in