Monday, June 13, 2011

Child Safety Zone in Irvine

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation Erin Runnion, representatives from Community Service Programs, Inc., Divine Choices, and advocates from additional victims' rights groups are scheduled to  attend the Irvine 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. 

At the request of City Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway, the Council will discuss enacting 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.

In the past we have made the argument, and continue to support it,  that whether a city is the safest city in the county -  the state or the nation -  or not is primarily a function of residents and local governance, not law enforcement. This ordinance is an example of a proactive approach to public safety.
The meeting is not only open to the public, but it also us urged ti  attend to further support meeting item #6.1, adding Chapter 8 to Division 14 of Title 4 of the Irvine Municipal Code relating to creating Child Safety Zones in parks. To advocate the adoption of this item, the public is encouraged to contact the Irvine City Council.

Irvine City Council: (949) 724-6000
Sukhee Kang, Mayor:
Beth Krom, Mayor Pro Tem:
Larry Argan, Councilmember:
Dr. Steven Choi, Councilmember:
Jeffrey Lalloway, Councilmember :

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