Following a growing train of Orange County city councils in the wake of a court decision declaring such ordinances unconstitutional, the Anaheim City Council repealed an ordinance banning registered sex offenders from being in a city park.
At the same time, Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray asked the city attorney to draft a resolution of support for a legislative fix to the constitutionality issue. From the June 16 OC Register (published prior to Tuesday’s council meeting):
Calling the repeal a setback, Councilwoman Kris Murray asked the city attorney to draft a resolution that calls for supporting any future state legislation that gives cities the authority to restrict sex offenders at parks. The City Council this week was expected to support the resolution.
“I think it’s important that we don’t walk away and throw our hands in the air,” Murray said. “We need to do something to keep our kids safe.”
The council did indeed adopt the resolution on a 5-0 on Tuesday.