Chico, Calif.—On Tuesday night the Chico City Council voted unanimously to support putting the Keep California Safe Act on the November ballot.
The effort to get it on the ballot locally has been spearheaded by Chico First, a group of Chico residents that work on solutions toward public safety and quality of life issues.
The act is an attempt to roll back propositions 47 and 57 which were passed by AB109, which was signed to reduce the state's prions populations.
It would return definitions of non-violent crime back to violent, so that criminals wouldn't be eligible for early release.
Rob berry is a member of the Chico First group and said a message has to be sent to the criminals.
"Stop victimizing the citizens of chico and the rest of the people in california. We're all entitled to quality of life and public safety and that should be our number one priority."
Berry said that now that they have the council's support, they will continue to collect signatures to get the measure on the ballot.