Voters likely to decide changes to Proposition 47 in November elections thanks to push by county DA, Sheriff

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin, pictured here at the 2022 Legislative Summit, hopes to see the proposed statewide measure, ”Homelessness, Drug Addiction and Theft Reduction Act” on the ballot for the November 2024 general election. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
California voters are likely to experience deja vu during the Tuesday, Nov. 5, general election as a newly proposed proposition, should it pass, would drastically amend Proposition 47, which lessened charges associated with non-violent property crimes and drug possession, will likely appear on the ballot.Many Proposition 47 opponents believe its passage is responsible for the spike in crime and rise in drug use over the past 10 years, including Riverside Sheriff Chad Bianco and Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.“It’s been 10 years, and we’re markedly worse than we were 10 years ago in terms of crime and lawlessness and disorder,” Hestrin said in a February interview with KCAL. “Something’s gotta change.”Hestrin and Bianco have both blasted Propositio
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