Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
WHO: Lake Forest City Council Mayor Peter Herzog, Mayor pro tem Mark Tettemer, and Council Members Kathryn McCullough, Marcia Rudolph, and Scott Voigts
WHAT: Voted yesterday at their City Council meeting to add to their Dec. 6, 2011, agenda a City Ordinance to create a child safety zone in city parks to further protect children from registered sex offenders, modeled after the County Ordinance establishing city parks as “Child Safety Zones,” where registered sex offenders are prohibited from entering without written permission from the Orange County Sheriff or her designee. The County Ordinance, proposed by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Supervisor Shawn Nelson (Fourth District), was 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.
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.