Council to Rescind Ban of Sex Offenders in Parks

Council to Rescind Ban of Sex Offenders in Parks

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CLINTON, Utah (AP) -- The City Council is preparing to rescind its new ordinance banning registered sex offenders from city parks and other city property.

However, it could adopt a substitute measure.

The City Council held an emergency closed meeting yesterday to discuss with attorneys the feasibility of defending the ordinance.

It will meet Tuesday to vote on rescinding the ordinance.

City Manager Dennis Cluff says the city has been threatened with lawsuits if it does not rescind the ordinance, which was approved May 24th.

The ordinance bans all registered sex offenders from being within 100 feet of the city property.

Councilman Paul Ray, who proposed the ordinance, said the council plans to meet with a constitutional attorney to work on a more defensible measure.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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