Small Businesses and Business Leaders Across California Support the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act Small Businesses and Business Leaders Across California 

Small Businesses and Business Leaders Across California

Support the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act

The Bipartisan Ballot Measure Will Hold Repeat Retail Theft Offenders and Serious Drug Traffickers Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2024) — Small businesses and business leaders across the state have joined the statewide Californians for Safer Communities (C4SC) Coalition, the campaign leading the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act (Initiative 23-0017A1) to hold repeat retail theft offenders and serious drug traffickers accountable.

This bipartisan measure is focused on improving safety in every community and neighborhood in California. It focuses narrowly on accountability measures for repeat offenders of theft and drug traffickers of serious drugs like fentanyl while incentivizing and encouraging more individuals to participate in and complete drug treatment programs. The measure creates a deterrent for repeat offenders and redirects some towards treatment rather than incarceration.

“As a small business owner, I’ve seen firsthand the toll of repeat retail theft on our livelihoods and safety. Small businesses across California know that it’s time for change. The Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act offers the accountability we desperately need to protect our businesses and communities.” — Tony Konja, Owner, KnB Bistro, San Diego

“Repeat retail theft erodes my ability to stay in business and threatens the safety of my employees. Without accountability, the cycle of theft continues. It’s time for action. That’s why I support this commonsense initiative.” – Jim Relles, Owner of Relles Florists, Sacramento

“The constant threat of theft and crime undermines the fabric of our communities and threatens the existence of small businesses. This commonsense ballot measure offers badly-needed reforms to address the root causes of our state’s top public safety concerns.” – Nigel Jones Calabash, Owner & Oakland-East Bay Independent Business Alliance, Co-Founder

“Small businesses are some of the biggest victims of rampant retail theft driving community businesses out of neighborhoods across California. We need commonsense reforms to ensure repeat criminals are held accountable and small businesses do not continue to pay the price for inaction.” – Julian Canete, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

“When there are no consequences for retail theft, especially for repeat offenders, family-owned businesses and their employees must be concerned about their safety and ability to keep their doors open. The Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act will enact the vital reforms needed to ensure our communities are safe again.” – Robert Rivinus, Executive Director of the Family Business Association of California

What the Measure Does

The proposed ballot measure will:

Hold those who are committing repeated retail theft and fentanyl sales crimes accountable for the safety and health of our communities.

Create accountability for repeat smash and grab offenders who are driving up costs for all Californians and chasing retailers out of the state.

Bring back incentives and accountability that are needed for individuals to get into necessary drug treatment and job training programs — helping them begin new lives. Currently, those arrested multiple times for hard drug use have no incentive to choose treatment with no consequences.

Small businesses and business organizations who have joined Californians for Safer Communities Coalition include:

Small, Family-Owned, and Minority Business Organizations

7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association

American Multicultural Alliance Network

Bay Area Central American Chamber of Commerce

Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

California Black Chamber of Commerce

California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Central Valley Business Federation

Chinese American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley

Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce

Corona Chamber of Commerce

El Dorado Chamber of Commerce

Family Business Association of California

Folsom Chamber of Commerce

Franchise Owners Association Southern California

Fresno Chamber of Commerce

Fulton Avenue Association

Greater Arden Chamber of Commerce

Greater Bay Franchise Owners Association

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco

Latin American & Caribbean Chamber of Commerce

Neighborhood Market Association

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce of Northern California

North Bay Leadership Council

Northern California Owners Association

Oakland-East Bay Independent Business Alliance

Orange County Business Council

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento River District

San Francisco-Monterey Bay’s 7-11 Franchise Owners Association

The Joe Saraceno 7-Eleven Franchisee Owners Association

West Coast Franchise Owners Association

Westside Council Chambers of Commerce

Local, Small and Family-Owned Businesses

Bay Area

AAA San Pablo Fuel (Palo Alto)

Ace Parking Management (San Francisco)

Adalynn’s Fiesta Latina (Oakland)

Agave Uptown (Oakland)

AMG Petroleum (San Jose)

AU Energy (Fremont)

Bimma Loft Inc. (San Francisco)

Bon Air Center Subway (Greenbrae)

Calabash (Oakland)

Cubix Asset Management (Danville)

Cypress Self Storage (Oakley)

Devon Self Storage (Emeryville)

Etal Corporation (San Francisco)

Glory Hair (San Leandro)

Harrison Street, 7-Eleven (Oakland)

Hogar Latino Panaderia Y Restaurante (Oakland)

Jack London Square Realty (Oakland)

La Follette Farms (Brentwood)

Loveridge Road Subway (Pittsburg)

Marzano (Oakland)

Mia Comida Casera (Oakland)

Mission Boulevard Subway (Hayward)

Mt. Diablo Self Storage (Concord)

NIDO’s BackYard (Oakland)

Odin (Oakland)

Paolini & Mori (San Francisco)

Round Table Pizza (San Ramon)

SKS Management (Oakland)

Storage Corner Group (Los Altos)

StorageMart (Bay Area)

StoragePRO (Walnut Creek)

Visionary Electronics (San Francisco)

West County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Sebastopol)

Wildwood Avenue 7-Eleven (Sunnyvale)

Northern California

117th Place Subway (Newcastle)

Acclamation Insurance Management (Sacramento)

Allied Universal (Sacramento)

Auburn Boulevard 7-Eleven (Sacramento)

Better Deal Exchange Ace Hardware (Oroville)

Better Trade Market (Sacramento)

Blackburn Consulting (Auburn)

Blanca Hair and Makeup (Elk Grove)

Blue Wing Gallery (Woodland)

Board and Brush (Chico)

Breault Asphalt Maintenance (Sacramento)

Broadway Auto Service (West Sacramento)

Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream (West Sacramento)

Cal Delta Plumbing (Sacramento)

Chaney Self Storage (Red Bluff)

Chino Self Storage (Chino)

Colliers (Sacramento)

Comfort Keepers #374 (Marysville)

Cosyns Bee Co. (Rio Linda)

Deary Enterprises (Sacramento)

Designed by Duchess (Elk Grove)

Elk Horn Boulevard 7-Eleven (North Highland)

Ethan Conrad Properties (Sacramento)

Eureka Way 7-Eleven (Redding)

Fischer Tile & Marble (Sacramento)

Fort Sutter Company (Sacramento)

Guy Rents Mini Storage (Chico)

Harris Orthodontic Lab (Sacramento)

Heartbeat CPR Educators (Sacramento)

Hillside Shopping Center (Carmichael)

Holt of California (Sacramento)

House of Oliver (Roseville)

Irish Hospitality Group (Sacramento)

J-Four Enterprises (Roseville)

JVM Landscape Construction (Granite Bay)

La Riviera Drive 7-Eleven (Sacramento)

Lead Star Security (Sacramento)

Lincoln Road 7-Eleven (Yuba City)

Loomis Self Storage (Loomis)

M & S Holdings (Antelope)

Market Street 7-Eleven (Yuba City)

McGinness Communications Solutions, Inc. (Folsom)

McGinness Communications Solutions Inc. (Folsom)

Memorable Moments (Elk Grove)

Mills Station Road 7-Eleven (Rancho Cordova)

Neighborhood Market LLC (Sacramento)

North State Grocery (Sacramento)

Pacific Coast Companies (Rancho Cordova)

Peabody Road 7-Eleven (Vacaville)

Privé La Yogurt (Roseville)

Privé Nail Bar (Rocklin)

Ramco Properties (Sacramento)

Rana Folsom Petro (Folsom)

Rana Lindhurst Petro (Lindhurst)

Rana Rocklin Petro (Rocklin)

Reds’ Bistro (Loomis)

Relles Florists (Sacramento)

Riverside Avenue 7-Eleven (Roseville)

Sacramento Valley Association LLC (Sacramento)

SDG Retail (Sacramento)

Sheldon Road 7-Eleven (Elk Grove)

Summit Health Insurance (Sacramento)

Superior Self Storage Group (Granite Bay)

Team V Properties (Chico)

Tooley Oil Company (Sacramento)

Toor C-Store (Roseville)

Truckee Tahoe Lumber Co. (Truckee)

Universal Custom Display (Elk Grove)

Urban Capital LLC (Sacramento)

Waxie II (West Sacramento)

West Sacramento Self Storage (Sacramento)

Wyndham Drive 7-Eleven (Sacramento)

Central Valley

Agriland Farming Co. (Chowchilla)

All Access Self Storage (Dinuba)

Amendola Investments (Fresno)

Ashe Road 7-Eleven (Bakersfield)

Atlas Almonds (Madera)

Bairos Recycling (Fresno)

BAPU Farming Company (Madera)

Bolthouse Properties (Bakersfield)

Bottles, Inc. (Stockton)

Butterfield Ranch Self Storage (Temecula)

Centric Health (Bakersfield)

Cook Land Company (Bakersfield)

Dunbar Brothers (Bakersfield)

Fowler Packing (Fresno)

Frank Pires Dairy (Tulare)

Gazebo Gardens (Fresno)

Genesis Healthcare Management (Bakersfield)

Golden West Casino (Bakersfield)

Himat Investment (Fresno)

HPS Mechanical (Bakersfield)

Hub International (Fresno)

Jaco Oil Company (Bakersfield)

Ken Dunbar & Sons (Bakersfield)

Learjet Investments (Fresno)

Madera Agricultural Services (Madera)

Pacific Orchards (Chowchilla)

Pistoresi Ambulance Services, Inc. (Madera)

QualCare IPA (Bakersfield)

Riverpark Properties II (Fresno)

Riverstone Development (Fresno)

Sierra College of Beauty (Merced)

SM Brothers (Fresno)

Smittcamp AG Enterprises (Fresno)

South Highway 99, 7-Eleven (Stockton)

South Mooney Boulevard 7-Eleven (Visalia)

Sullivan Petroleum (Bakersfield)

Table Mountain Rancheria (Friant)

Taylor Creek Farms (Fresno)

Thomas Farms (San Joaquin)

Token Farms (Farmersville)

US CityLink Corporation (Bakersfield)

Valley Wide Beverage (Fresno)

Van Groningen & Sons (Manteca)

Vertical Tank, Inc. (Bakersfield)

Western AG Irrigation (Madera)

West Lerdo Highway, Taco Bell (Shafter)

Yosemite Falls Cafe (Fresno)

Southern California/ Inland Empire

A1 Market & Liquor (Bloomington)

AIA (Westlake Village)

All Star Super Storage (Temecula)

Alondra Boulevard 7-Eleven (Paramount)

Arbi Jewelers (Corona)

Arrow Boulevard 7-Eleven (Fontana)

Arroyo Parkway Self Storage (Pasadena)

Associated Road 7-Eleven (Fullerton)

Bar Sinister (Los Angeles)

Ben’s Plumbing and Rooter (Whittier)

Boardner’s by La Belle (Los Angeles)

Bon Vivant Market & Café (Los Angeles)

CA Construction (Riverside)

Cherry Avenue 7-Eleven (Long Beach)

Chino Hills Self Storage (Chino Hills)

Chino Self Storage (Chino)

Corona Clay Company (Corona)

Cubicle and Office (Corona)

Daum Commercial (Corona)

Dave’s on Broadway (Los Angeles)

East Chapman Avenue Subway (Fullerton)

East Gale Avenue 7-Eleven (City of Industry)

East Wilbur Road 7-Eleven (Thousand Oaks)

Engineer Associates LLC (Riverside)

Florence Avenue, 7-Eleven (Los Angeles)

Ford Realty Group (Hacienda Heights)

For the Kids Properties (Santa Monica)

G&G Air Conditioning (Los Angeles)

Game Source (Los Angeles)

GFC Atlantic Associates (Commerce)

Gibbs-California Wild Rice (Live Oak)

Glenoaks Boulevard 7-Eleven (Pacoima)

Gloria Mitchell Bail Bonds (Pomona)

Grape Street 7-Eleven (Lake Elsinore)

Greater Than Development And Design (Playa Del Rey)

Grubbs Realty (Blythe)

Haven Mart (Rancho Cucamonga)

Heritage Mart (Fontana)

Hubbard Street 7-Eleven (Sylmar)

Independence Square Shopping Center (Los Angeles)

J. Quick Mart (Canoga Park)

JSD Sales LLC (Huntington Beach)

Kendall Drive 7-Eleven (San Bernardino)

Keystone Bolt & Supply (Corona)

La Colonial Market (Oxnard)

Lake Forest Drive 7-Eleven (Lake Forest)

Lakewood Self Storage (Lakewood)

Lankershim Boulevard 7-Eleven (Sun Valley)

La Puente Road Subway (West Covina)

Lincoln Avenue 7-Eleven (Cypress)

Lincoln Boulevard 7-Eleven (Santa Monica)

Lindley Avenue 7-Eleven (Northridge)

Liuag Enterprises (Corona)

Los Angeles Self Storage (Los Angeles)

Madera Road 7-Eleven (Simi Valley)

Maloney Meat Company (South Gate)

Marcela Rodriguez Photography (Tarzana)

MAZAL 7 Properties (Los Angeles)

MJ Tank Lines (Ventura)

NEIO Systems (Los Angeles)

Newhall Ranch Road 7-Eleven (Santa Clarita)

New Los Angeles Avenue 7-Eleven (Moorpark)

Nordhoff Street 7-Eleven (Northridge)

North Azusa Avenue 7-Eleven (West Covina)

North Central Avenue 7-Eleven (Glendale)

North Harbor Boulevard 7-Eleven (Anaheim)

North Main Street 7-Eleven (Los Angeles)

North Peck Road 7-Eleven (El Monte)

North Tustin Street 7-Eleven (Orange)

North Vincent Avenue 7-Eleven (Covina)

NRG Convenience Stores (Montrose)

Onsite Computing (Norco)

Peabody Engineering & Supply (Corona)

Porvene Doors (Moreno Valley)

Precise Pest Control (Whittier)

Premier Armor Inc. (Corona)

Rai Convenience Stores (Fontana)

Randall Avenue 7-Eleven (Fontana)

Red Hawk Court 7-Eleven (Simi Valley)

Redwood Drive 7-Eleven (Glendora)

Reltok Clear-FloTM Nasal Airway System (Beverly Hills)

Riverside Drive 7-Eleven (North Hollywood)

Roscoe Boulevard 7-Eleven (Panorama City)

San Juan Avenue 7-Eleven (Citrus)

Sepulveda Boulevard 7-Eleven (Mission Hills)

Shim-It Manufacturing (Corona)

Sierra Lakes Parkway 7-Eleven (Fontana)

Silverhawk Self Storage (Murrieta)

Solis and Family Co. Inc (Long Beach)

South Sanderson Avenue 7-Eleven (San Jacinto)

South Western Avenue 7-Eleven (Los Angeles)

SSI, Inc. (San Bernardino)

Storage Solution LLC (Huntington Beach)

Superior Grocers (Anaheim)

Terra Linda Farming Company (Riverside)

The Pizza Press (Anaheim)

Tielots Properties (Whittier)

Van Nuys Boulevard 7-Eleven (Van Nuys)

Vanowen Street 7-Eleven (North Hollywood)

Ventura Boulevard 7-Eleven (Sherman Oaks)

Via Dolce 7-Eleven (Marina Del Rey)

West Coast Self-Storage Group (Laguna Niguel)

Western States Financial (Corona)

West Esplanade Drive Subway (Oxnard)

West Manchester Boulevard 7-Eleven (Inglewood)

Westminster Boulevard 7-Eleven (Westminster)

West Pico Boulevard 7-Eleven (Los Angeles)

Winchester Drive 7-Eleven (Oxnard)

San Diego/Central Coast

A-1 Self Storage (San Diego)

Artware Picture Framing (San Diego)

Avoyer LLC (San Diego)

Baseline Road 7-Eleven (Alta Loma)

Bernardo Center Drive 7-Eleven (San Diego)

Big Bear Boulevard 7-Eleven (Big Bear Lake)

Broadway 7-Eleven (El Cajon)

Campo Road 7-Eleven (Spring Valley)

Carlsbad Self Storage (Carlsbad)

Carlton Hills Boulevard 7-Eleven (Santee)

Chelsea Investment Corporation (Carlsbad)

East Holt Avenue 7-Eleven (Pomona)

El Cajon Boulevard 7-Eleven (San Diego)

El Dorado Properties (San Diego)

Emmerson Construction (Carlsbad)

Encinitas Self Storage (Encinitas)

Fairmont Avenue 7-Eleven (San Diego)

Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate (San Diego)

Fourth Avenue 7-Eleven (San Diego)

Friars LLC (San Diego)

Golden Triangle Self Storage (San Diego)

Grand Avenue 7-Eleven (Spring Valley)

J&B Holdings (El Cajon)

Jamacha Point Self Storage (Spring Valley)

JW Howard Attorneys (San Diego)

La Playa, LLC (San Diego)

Linda Vista Road 7-Eleven (San Diego)

McBreaty Construction Corp. (El Cajon)

Menifee Bicycles (Menifee)

Mira Mesa Self Storage (San Diego)

Mission Gorge Shopping Center (Santee)

National/54 Self Storage (National City)

North County Self Storage (Escondido)

North Escondido Boulevard 7-Eleven (San Diego)

North Santa Fe 7-Eleve (Vista)

North Second Street 7-Eleven (El Cajon)

Olivenhain Self Storag (Escondido)

Otay Crossing Self Storage (San Diego)

Otay Mesa Self Storage (San Diego)

Padres, L.P. (San Diego)

Parkway Drive 7-Eleven (La Mesa)

Poway Road Mini Storage (Poway)

Recor Logistics (Menifee)

San Marcos Mini Storage (San Marcos)

Shop WSS Shoe Store (Chula Vista)

Smart Self Storage (Chula Vista)

Smart Self Storage of Solana Beach (Solana Beach)

Solo Shoes (National City)

Sorrento Mesa Self Storage (San Diego)

Sorrento Valley Self Storage (San Diego)

South Santa Fe Avenue 7-Eleven (Vista)

Spaces Renewed (Oceanside)

Strat Property Management (San Diego)

Tierra Subida Avenue Subway (Palmdale)

United Paving (Corona)

Van Allen Way 7-Eleven (Carlsbad)

West Bloomington Avenue 7-Eleven (Bloomington)

West Country Club Lane 7-Eleven (Escondido)

Westfall Drive 7-Eleven (Encino)

West Washington Avenue 7-Eleven (El Cajon)

Woodside Avenue 7-Eleven (Santee)

Worthington Street 7-Eleven (Spring Valley)

Chelsea Investment Corporation (Carlsbad)

JB Dewar (San Luis Obispo)

McCormix Oil (Santa Barbara)

Morro Secure Storage (Shell Beach)

Pacheco Pass Self Storage (Gilroy)

Tejon Ranch Company (Tejon Ranch)

Triton Management Services (Carlsbad)


In April, the coalition submitted over 900,000 voter signatures to qualify for the November General Election ballot. To qualify the measure for the November 2024 ballot, the law requires 546,651 valid signatures.


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