|For Immediate Release
April 16, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder
WHAT: Will attend the Fountain Valley City Council meeting tomorrow in support of a City Ordinance to create a child safety zone in city parks to further protect children from registered sex offenders. The Council will hold a study session during the meeting and 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. The County Ordinance makes it a misdemeanor for registered sex offenders to enter County recreational areas where children regularly gather. Between May 2011 and February 2012, the Cities of Westminster, Irvine, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Seal Beach passed similar ordinances, and other cities are currently in the process of developing a similar ordinance.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 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 April 17, 2012.