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Prop 47 Signature Drive Event on Thursday in Downtown Fresno
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 2 weeks ago on
April 3, 2024

Volunteers hoping to qualify a Prop. 47 revision for the November ballot will collect signatures 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in downtown Fresno. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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The Business Journal is hosting an event on Thursday aimed at qualifying a revision of California’s Proposition 47 sentencing reform law for the November ballot.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamp Mural parking lot (1315 Van Ness Ave. in downtown Fresno).

Volunteers will collect signatures to support the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act, which would rework 2014’s Prop 47.

Among other things, Prop. 47 increased the threshold for felony theft to $950. The law also reclassified several felonies to misdemeanors.

Advocates for retooling the law at the ballot box say retail theft, drug addiction, and homelessness have increased.

What the Revise Would Do

The new law would hold repeat thieves accountable and require mandatory drug treatment for repeat offenders.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamp Mural parking lot (1315 Van Ness Ave. in downtown Fresno).

The measure needs 546,651 signatures from registered voters statewide by April 23.

KMJ radio hosted a similar signing event on March 1.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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