MEDIA ADVISORY, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: September 25, 2012
Contact: Susan Kang Schroeder, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Chief of Staff Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder, and Erin Runnion, Founder of the Joyful Child Foundation and mother of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion, who was murdered in 2002
WHAT: Will attend the Anaheim City Council meeting tonight to provide an overview of the City Ordinance to create a child safety zone in city parks to further protect children from registered sex offenders and bring the ordinance for council consideration to the scheduled meeting on Oct. 23, 2012.
District Attorney Rackauckas, Chief of Staff Schroeder, and Ms. Runnion will be in attendance supporting the City Ordinance similar to the County Ordinance, which makes it a misdemeanor for registered sex offenders to enter County recreational areas where children regularly gather. Between May 2011 and May 2012, the Cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster, and Yorba Linda passed similar ordinances, and other cities are currently in the process of developing a similar ordinance
WHEN: Tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Council Chambers in City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim
To read the full County Ordinance, please select the April 5, 2011, press release titled “Orange County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Adopt New Law to Keep Registered Sex Offenders Out of Parks, Harbors, Beaches and Playgrounds,” under Press Releases/Media Advisories at www.orangecountyda.com
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
www.orangecountyda.com • 401 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701