A proposed city ordinance would provide tougher restrictions than state law on where convicted sex offenders can live.
This week, the City Council took the first step toward passing an ordinance proposed by Mayor Tony Marquez.
State law requires that sex offenders live at least 1,000 feet away from a school or daycare center. The city’s proposed ordinance would expand that to playgrounds, parks and the city’s recreation center.
Under state laws, all convicted sex offenders must register with the county sheriff when they change their residences.