For Immediate Release


December 30, 2011

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

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


WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas

WHAT: Will attend the Mission Viejo City Council meeting tomorrow in support of enacting a City Ordinance to create a child safety zone in city parks to further protect children from registered sex offenders. The Council will have their first reading of the Ordinance and discuss whether Mission Viejo should enact a City Ordinance similar to the County Ordinance proposed by Orange County District Attorney 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. Many other cities have passed similar ordinances and/or are in the process of passing city ordinances.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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

To read the proposed Mission Viejo City Ordinance, please select “Agendas” under City Services on the homepage  Select the City Council Agenda on the pull down menu and click on the most current agenda published.