Anaheim Calls For Legislative Fix To Repeals Prohibition On Sex Offenders In City Parks

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Councilwoman

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray

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city councils in the wake of a court decision declaring such ordinances unconstitutional, the Anaheim City Council repealed an ordinance banning registered sex offenders from being in a city park.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.

2 comments

  1. This oath violating police force in Orange County CA already have enough laws to enforce incorrectly and to their own benefit.

  2. I don’t understand how the mayor pro term thinks she can alter the Constitution to change something that is unconstitutional, thus illegal, into something with no bearing on safety that suites her. The city attorney should refuse to do this on ethical grounds. I doubt the state legislators are going to take this seriously because the supreme court has already ruled these laws unconstitutional.

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