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Simi Valley Could Pass Ordinance Tonight Restricting Halloween Activities Of Registered Sex Offenders

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 4:44pm


A Ventura County community is expected to take final action tonight on a proposal which would restrict the Halloween related activities of registered sex offenders to try to keep them away from children.

The Simi Valley City Council could give final approval to an ordinance which would forbid registered offenders in the city from taking part in “trick or treat” activities.

It would prohibit them from opening their doors to trick-or-treaters, require them to post signs saying “No candy or treats at this residence,” and restrict them from displaying Halloween decorations.

Several jurisdictions around the state have similar ordinances, but if passed tonight it would be the first of its kind in Ventura County.

There are just under 120 registered sex offenders living in Simi Valley.


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