Long Beach City Council Limits Where Sex Offenders Can Live

The Sacramento Bee reports:

The city council has unanimously approved restricting where sex offenders can live, responding to a communitys outrage over more than a dozen registered sex offenders living in the same 12-unit apartment complex.Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal had proposed the ordinance, which would keep sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of licensed child-care facilities or within 2,500 feet of “high risk” sex offenders. She also wants to limit the number of sex offenders that can live within a multi-family residence.

The council on Tuesday night unanimously approved Lowenthals measure, directing the city attorneys office to research and craft the new law, which will come back to council members for approval.

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