The Maywood City Council began a two-step process aimed at repealing its residency restrictions during a regularly scheduled meeting on July 11. The second step is expected to take place during the Council’s next meeting on July 25.
As currently drafted, the Maywood residency restrictions prohibit individuals convicted of a sex offense from living in virtually all of the city. A lawsuit challenging the restrictions was filed in Norwalk Superior Court on March 15.
The City of Maywood originally refused to repeal the ordinance, however, the city’s position changed after the judge ruled on May 31 in favor of the plaintiff on a motion for summary adjudication.
“The judge’s ruling in the Maywood case is significant because it is the first state court decision which determined that residency restrictions passed by cities and counties are limited to registrants while on parole,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
During the repeal process, the parties will negotiate the amounts to be paid for court-related costs and attorneys’ fees. The case will not be dismissed until an agreement can be reached regarding those costs and fees.