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Locals favor Safe Neighborhoods Act

Nevada County’s District Attorney Cliff Newell and Sheriff Keith Royal on Wednesday came out in support of the Safe Neighborhoods Act, saying it would give them more resources to patrol the community, have deputies at schools, maintain the Narcotics Task Force and prosecute drug violators. The act, submitted by legislators to the California attorney general in October 2007, would set legal minimums for the state’s public safety spending, substantially increasing funding for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. It also would increase criminal penalties for some crimes. Its framers seek to target gangs that deal in methamphetamine, among other changes. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Debra Bowen put the measure on the November ballot as Prop. 6.

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