Taking Back Our Community

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
Taking Back Our Community Logo



A coalition of communities dedicated to improving
public safety across California

 Join Our Coalition!

Taking Back Our Community is a coalition of local governments dedicated to public education and community advocacy surrounding the unintended adverse public safety impacts of recent changes to California's criminal law. We currently have 40 members and supporters in the coalition.   

Alhambra LogoCity of Anderson ArcadiaAssociation of Deputy District AttorneysAzusa

BarstowCalifornia Police ChiefsChino Hills ClaremontCA Contract Cities AssociationCovina


Crime Survivors Resource CenterDiamond BarDowneyDuarteGlendale

GlendoraHighlandIrwindalela canada flintridgeLa VerneLakewoodMonrovia LogoMonterey ParkPasadenaPomonaRancho Cucamonga


RosemeadSan DimasSan Gabriel San MarinoSanta ClaritaSGV COGSierra MadreTemple CityUpland VictorvilleWest Covina




 Coalition Objectives  

  • To raise public awareness of why crime is increasing in our state. 
  • To provide a consistent message surrounding the facts and impacts of AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57. 
  • To advocate for State legislative changes to improve law enforcement's ability to respond to crime. 

Reasons to Join 

  State Changes Affecting our Community Includes:

 TBOC Icon (1)

Assembly Bill 109

In 2011, Assembly Bill 109, or Realignment, served the purpose of addressing the unsafe overcrowding in State prisons. The approval of AB 109 transferred nearly 45,000 felons from the State prison system to local jail facilities. As local jail facilities were never designed to house violent criminals, AB 109 has resulted in the release of tens of thousands of lower-level convicted criminals back into the communities. 
 TBOC Icon (2)

Proposition 47

Approved by 60% of voters in 2014, Proposition 47, or the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, reclassified a number of non-violent, non-serious crimes. Felonies such as drug possession, repeated shoplifting, forging checks, and gun theft are now classified as misdemeanors. 

 TBOC Icon (3)

Proposition 57

Proposition 57 was approved by 65% of California voters in 2016. Titled as the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, it will allow the state to release up to 30,000 criminals convicted of “non-violent” felonies.

For an in-depth overview of these issues, please click here to view our presentation.


How to Join 

Contact the City Manager's Office at (626) 932-5528 or via email for more information on how to join. 

Information Icon 

Residents of Monrovia can view how the City has been directly impacted from the changes in State laws by clicking here.