Sex offenders who committed crimes against children will have a hard time finding a place to live in Grover Beach if the City Council gives final approval to an ordinance amendment increasing the size of protected areas.
The council unanimously approved the revisions on a first reading Monday. The amendment must come back for a final vote, likely at the next meeting March 17, before it can be enforced. Currently, child sex offenders are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of the city’s 13 designated parks, schools and day care center.
The revised ordinance introduced this week would increase the prohibition zones to 2,000 feet. Those overlapping zones will cover almost the entire city except three small pockets at the far southern, northeastern and northern ends. Full Article