POMONA >> A Santa Maria lawyer filed a federal lawsuit against Pomona this week calling for the repeal of a 2008 ordinance regulating the presence of sex offenders in the city.
According to the lawsuit, the city’s ordinance goes beyond what is contained in the ordinances of other cities by prohibiting sex offenders from being on private property, such as arcades or movie theaters.
Pomona’s ordinance is “one of the worst ordinances in our state,” said Janice Bellucci, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Frank Lindsey of Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County.
Bellucci said her client has not lived in Pomona but could be interested in visiting the city at some point. Pomona’s ordinance is such that “we believe it violates the federal and state constitutions,” Bellucci said. Full Article