|For Immediate Release
May 9, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO ATTEND IRVINE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN SUPPORT OF ORDINANCE TO KEEP REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS OUT OF
SANTA ANA – Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will attend the Irvine City Council meeting tomorrow in support of bringing a sex offender ordinance to the City of Irvine, similar to the recently-enacted County ordinance that creates a child safety zone in parks to further protect children from registered sex offenders. The County Ordinance, proposed by District Attorney Rackauckas and Supervisor Shawn Nelson (Fourth District) and passed unanimously by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on April 5, 2011, makes it a misdemeanor for registered sex offenders to enter County recreational areas where children regularly gather.
The Irvine City Council will review the County Ordinance as a discussion item at the meeting to determine if a similar City ordinance should be enacted. A vote on enacting a City Ordinance would occur at a later City Council meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, May 10, 2011, at Irvine City Hall.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is enforcing the County Ordinance, and Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will attend the Irvine City Council meeting in support of a City Ordinance in Irvine.
“Irvine’s record of safety is a source of great pride to the residents of this city and to me,” said Irvine City Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway. “As a father of two young children and an Irvine official, I am always looking for new ways to better protect our children and families and keep Irvine America’s Safest City.”
To read the full County Ordinance, please select the April 5, 2011, press release entitled “Orange County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Adopt New Law to Keep Registered Sex Offenders Out of Parks, Harbors, Beaches and Playgrounds” under Press Releases/Media Advisories at www.orangecountyda.com.