The City Council of Palmdale will formally consider during its May 1 meeting a complete repeal of its sex offender ordinance. The ordinance is broad in that it includes both residency and presence restrictions.
“It is essential that the City of Palmdale repeal the ordinance on May 1 in order to correct the mistakes made in its passage,” stated President Janice Bellucci. “The current ordinance violates both the federal and state constitutions.”
California RSOL met with city officials in early April to discuss the ordinance and stated that the ordinance would be challenged in court if it was not repealed. During that meeting, the officials agreed to work with California RSOL and to recommend repeal of the ordinance to the City Council.
The City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall which is located at 38300 Sierra Highway.