COSTA MESA — The city attorney's office is drafting a proposed ordinance that would ban registered sex offenders from public parks.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has been visiting cities around the county in recent weeks to ask various city councils to adopt ordinances modeled on an O.C. law that bars sex offenders from parks, unless they have special written permission from the Sheriff's Department.
The D.A.'s office asked Costa Mesa to draft a similar ordinance, said city spokesman Bill Lobdell.
At its May 3 session, the City Council discussed drafting such a measure, according a staff report. Councilwoman Wendy Leece and Councilman Steve Mensinger requested that staff have time to research writing a law.