Herzog is living in a trailer on the grounds of High Desert State Prison in Susanville, but residents are fighting to get him moved or locked up again.
They don't feel safe with him nearby, although he is monitored and has a curfew.
Herzog is one of two men known as "The Speed Freak Serial Killers." He was originally sentenced to 78 years in prison for a series of killings in the rural San Joaquin County region during the 1980s and 90s.
Residents are taking their case to Schwarzenegger, hoping to get him moved out of the area.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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