(NEWSER)– South Florida could be our 51st state if officials in South Miami get their way.
Vice Mayor Walter Harris has put forth a resolution to split the state due to concerns over rising sea levels. "We have to be able to deal directly with this environmental concern and we can’t really get it done in Tallahassee," he tells the Orlando Sentinel. He proposes drawing a line along the Interstate 4 corridor, leaving about 40% of the state—including St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando—and 68% of Florida's population in the new territory, CNN and USA Today report.
That means Disney World would be in, but Daytona Beach would be out. The resolution passed with a 3-2 city vote earlier this month.