Orange County District Attorney
Media Advisory

Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release


January 24, 2012

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 Senior Deputy District Attorney Brian Fitzpatrick


WHAT: Will attend the Rancho Santa Margarita 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. This will be the first reading of the ordinance. The Council will discuss whether Rancho Santa Margarita 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. Many other cities have passed similar ordinances and/or are in the process of passing city ordinances.


WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.


WHERE: Council Chamber in City Hall, 22112 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita



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 agenda item, please visit and click on Agendas on the homepage. Select the City Council Regular Agenda for Jan. 25, 2012.