Orange County District Attorney Media Advisory
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2012
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder
WHAT: Will attend the Santa Ana City Council meeting Monday 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 Santa Ana 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. Between May 2011 and April 2012, the Cities of Westminster, Irvine, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Costa Mesa, and Seal Beach passed similar ordinances, and other cities are currently in the process of developing a similar ordinance.
WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
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 www.orangecountyda.com.
To read the agenda item, please select “Council Agenda” from the homepage www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701