(Oct. 17, 2020) — Councilwoman Suzie Price says she did — and does — support Prop. 20 and chided LBREPORT.com for not citing her efforts to get the measure on the November 2020 ballot..
“Its a shame the story didn’t include my efforts on getting this proposition on the ballot. I personally gathered 14,000 signatures to get this on the ballot in both LA County and OC.”
Councilwoman Price also forwarded the text of a mass emailing she’d sent urging support for Signature Gathering for Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018 to put what is now Prop 20 on the Nov. 3 ballot.
After the state of California has seen property crime increasing over the past few years I will be working hard to help support the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018.
This initiative seeks to address shortcomings of recently enacted Propositions 47 (2014) and 57 (2016), which allow for early release of dangerous criminals and redefined crimes such as child sex trafficking, rape of an unconscious person, domestic violence, drive-by shootings, exploding an incendiary device with intent to injure, and assault of a police officer as “NON-VIOLENT” crimes.
These initiatives have largely been cited as major contributing factors to the rise in crime statewide. California has seen the second highest increase in theft and property crimes nationwide, with most other states having seen a decline in these crimes.
While the goal of incarcerating fewer individuals and giving people an expanded opportunity for rehabilitation is positive, there have been significant changes to our judicial system which, in fact, work against those goals and endanger public safety.
Every day I hear from angry residents who are shocked and confused to hear that law enforcement’s tools to fight crime and promote public safety are severely restricted due to the consequences of the passages of Propositions 47 and 57. As a result we are seeing an increase in thefts and violence in our neighborhoods. Addressing the glaring problems in these propositions will keep our communities safer and enhance the quality of life in our wonderful City.
So, I will be hosting petition signature opportunities to support the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018 at the Third District Community Concert at Marina Vista Park on Sunday, March 25 as well as on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Farmer’s Market near Marine Stadium…
Councilwoman, Third District