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Council Candidate Wants Proposed Sex Offender Ordinance Back on the Table [VIDEO]

Jay DiLisio has asked the Attleboro City Council what happened to a proposed ordinance that would ban Level 3 sex offenders from city-owned parks and buildings.

During the Attleboro City Council's monthly meeting on Tuesday, Council Candidate Jay DiLisio took to the podium just after midnight to ask about the status of a proposed from entering city-owned buildings, parks and pools where there are children. 

DiLisio said the who was found walking the streets with a 7-year-old girl was too close for comfort. 

The proposed ordinance has been sitting in committee for months after two current city councilors, Duff White and Cherie Felos, had about whether to include Level 2 offenders in the ban. 

Councilor Felos was instructed by Council President Frank Cook to reach out to the City Solicitor Robert Mangiaratti on legal details of the proposed ordinance. During Tuesday's meeting Felos told Cook she did what he instructed and is awaiting Mangiaratti's reply. 

Jay DiLisio September 14, 2011 at 01:40 PM
I urge all residents to attend the public hearing for the proposed Child Safety Zone Ordinance to be held October 4 before the City Council. I am happy to see that Attleboro residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding this important child-safety issue. The ordinance would bar the worst sex offenders from city-owned property where children are likely to be.
Heather Terry September 14, 2011 at 02:26 PM
As a mother and resident of Attleboro, I thank Jay and the City Council for their attention to this important matter.
Chrys Swenson September 14, 2011 at 05:03 PM
I would like the City to make it a law that when any sex offender moves into a neighborhood that everyone within 1 mile should be notified of their presence. I am sick of being told to go to the police station , look online, or get a computer program. We had a sex offender living across the street from us. He attempted to be friendly with our family, something was not right about him. I looked him up on the sex offender list and there he was. His home was 25 feet from a school bus stop and he would regularly talk to the kids! I don't care about the rights of sex offenders. My children have more rights, they have not committed a violent crime.
Jay DiLisio October 03, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Reminder: Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 4) there will be a public hearing for the proposed Child Safety Zone Ordinance before the City Council. I am happy to see that Attleboro residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding this important child-safety issue. This ordinance would ban the worst sex offenders from city-owned property where children are likely to be.

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