|For Immediate Release
October 1, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
WHO: Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder
WHAT: Will attend the Fountain Valley 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 first reading of the ordinance. The Council will discuss whether Fountain Valley should enact a City Ordinance similar to the County Ordinance proposed by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Supervisor Shawn Nelson (Fourth District) and passed unanimously by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on April 5, 2011. Since then, 13 cities including the Cities of Westminster, Irvine, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, and Santa Ana have passed similar ordinances, and other cities are currently in the process of developing a similar ordinance.
The proposed Fountain Valley Ordinance limits the ban to those who are required to register as a sex offender because of an offense in which the victim is a minor.
WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley
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 “Agendas and Minutes” from the homepage www.fountainvalley.org and select “City Council” on the left side of the page to view the agenda for October 2, 2012.