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Grover Beach expands zones barring child molesters

Despite a threatened lawsuit, a resident’s plea and a councilman’s misgivings, Grover Beach effectively blocked any additional child molesters from living in the city. The City Council voted 4-1, with Councilman Bill Nicolls dissenting, to approve the second reading of an ordinance expanding so-called “protected zones” to 2,000 feet around schools, preschools, day care centers and parks.

Previously, the distance was 1,000 feet. Individuals convicted of sex crimes against children — younger than 18 — who are required to register as sex offenders are barred from moving into temporary or permanent residences within those zones. Full Article

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CC Hearing (Audio / March 17, ~ 1:54)

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  1. Eric Knight

    Well, Bill Nicols, thanks for presenting yourself as the only reasonable councilmember on that vote. Your city’s next item agenda is to write a check for Janice and CA RSOL when she comes to town. El Centro and Loma Linda both saw the light plainly written in several amendments of both state and federal constitutions before they had to shell out the big bucks. Saves us from completely depending on the hat passed around at the RSO meetings.

  2. Ron Lake County, CA

    Stupid is as stupid does. Janice, go for it and make some money. Can you make your max price attorney fees? I think you may get rich on the ignorant politicians.

  3. mike

    Nice and convenient of them to point out that there will be nowhere for these registrants to live. This should be a slam dunk. It re. Taylor many hours were spent researching the boundaries in order to prove there were few pockets for registrants to reside in. It seems foolish that they didn’t investigate the issue a little more thoroughly after being warned. It’s time for a new city attorney I believe.

    • Eric Knight

      @Mike:

      One councilmember did mention the few pockets available for residency, but it made no matter. This will help seal the fate for any challenge, as the lack of legal residence locations was brought out in public, yet still ruled against.

      I see this as a case of macho bravado, “we prefer the ‘rights’ of children over the ‘rights’ of offenders and the constitution” to make a point to the residents. Very well. Another few hundred thousand dollars out of the coffers of either the city fund or, more likely, out of the insurance company handling civic liabilities.

  4. Q

    Why do I get the feeling that those dummies just may get more trouble than they bargained for? Once again; we have another city council who’s statements and actions prove they don’t know what they are talking about. They, like most of the country believe what they are told to believe and are too lazy to see if what they are told to believe is true. If Janice decides to pursue this one (and I hope she does) I hope she spanks the hell out of those well intended but ill informed fools. They need to pay for their obstinate attitudes.

  5. mch

    Grover Beach, you’ve been warned…Janice is coming, s
    o sic’em Janice!

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