MEDIA ADVISORY – ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL MEETING SECOND READING OF SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2012

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder, and Erin Runnion, Founder of the Joyful Child Foundation and mother of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion, who was murdered in 2002

 

WHAT: Will attend the Anaheim City Council meeting tomorrow night in support of a City Ordinance to create a child safety zone in city parks to further protect children from registered sex offenders. This will be the second reading of the ordinance. The Council will discuss whether Anaheim should enact a City Ordinance similar to 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. Between May 2011 and October 2012, the Cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster, Yorba Linda, and Fountain Valley have passed similar ordinances, and other cities are currently in the process of developing a similar ordinance.

 

WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Council Chambers in City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim

 

To read the full County Ordinance, please select the April 5, 2011, press release titled “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.

 

To read the agenda item, please select “Agenda” from the homepage at www.anaheim.net and select Oct. 23, 2012, on the left side of the page.

 

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