So what's behind his fascination with tearing up the Golden State? Well, Draper believes that the current state government is too big, and that several smaller state governments could serve the people better than one looming colossus. This isn't the worst idea, but if the devil is in the details, Cal 3 is God's own paradise. Who takes political office on opening day? How would funding and debt be divided up? What about people who work/study across the proposed state borders? We could wind up with a situation in which Southern California loses its access to water, and where do you even begin when solving a problem like that?
This might be stuff that they'll reveal if the initiative succeeds, but their entire campaign is rooted in Cal 3 being better than the current model ... and there's no model for Cal 3. There's a map, sure, which'll be useful when they need to avoid the inevitable water riots, but no argument about why it wouldn't just be better to fix the current government using the billions of taxpayer dollars that'd be spent implementing Cal 3.
California Legislative Analyst’s Office