When Orange County’s Board of Supervisors last year banned registered sex offenders from county parks, they included a waiver process in the ordinance so that exceptions could be made.
If a sex offender worked on an asphalt crew that was paving a road in a county park, for example, he or she could apply for a waiver, Supervisor Shawn Nelson said at the time. The supervisors assigned the sheriff’s department to decide which waiver applications ought to be granted. That was in April 2011. Full Article
Letter by OC Sheriff regarding the waiver option “… I do not foresee any circumstance under which I would grant permission for registered sex offenders to enter county parks.”
Letter referenced in the article (on behalf of Deputy CEO Drakodaidis) – p. 2 & 13