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This is just insane. Everyone is HELL-BENT and stuck on nothing but punishment, punishment, punishment instead of FIXING THE PROBLEMS and examining if the laws are actually working, which they are not, and won't. They are repeating the SHUFFLE the Governator was doing a while back, see the video below. Arnold had some problems of his own, until they were swept under the rug, see here.
County supervisors will wrestle again Tuesday with a rule about where registered sex offenders can live — a rule so strict some supervisors fear it will force them all into rural areas.
The supervisors adopted a law in April barring sex offenders from taking up residence within 2,000 feet of a licensed day care. But that would include three-quarters of the residential parcels in unincorporated Kern.
If the supervisors repeal the law Tuesday morning, offenders still wouldn’t be able to live in the day cares. And they’d still have to stay 2,000 feet away from parks and schools — a requirement of the state Jessica’s Law.
But that still would leave sex offenders located in hotels on Union Avenue, next to Rosegarden Residential Care Home, which houses people with disabilities. The owner of the care home has been a driving force behind the ordinance.
There is some uncertainty over whether the Bakersfield Lodge motel counts as within 2,000 feet of Casa Loma Park, two county lawyers said, even after the supervisors in April clarified how to measure the distance.
In any case, the county ordinance only applies to people who moved in since the law was passed.
The state parole office has been placing offenders in the motels, but county lawyer John Irby said he’s not sure whether that is illegal, because it depends on where the parolees were before.
And even if the parole office is violating the law, it’s unlikely that the district attorney would prosecute a parole officer doing his job, or a parolee following his officer’s instructions.
The supervisors were scheduled to talk with officials from state parole, but the local parole administrator, Rodney Armstrong, said there were schedule conflicts. He said he is trying to reschedule.
And the whole question hinges on a state Supreme Court decision, still pending, on whether Jessica’s Law is even constitutional.
The issue of whether to even consider a repeal already split the supervisors, pitting the two supervisors with more urban districts — Michael Rubio and Mike Maggard — against the three whose districts include large rural swaths.
In other action, the supervisors will hear from Urban Futures, a consulting firm hired to answer questions about forming a redevelopment area for Oildale.
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