SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The author of a suggested San Antonio city ordinance says it would grant local parks a 1,000-foot buffer zone banning sex offenders.
Councilman Carlton Soules' proposal would create "child safety zones" around city-run parks.
It would seek to prohibit sex offenders from the zones and bar them loitering or establishing permanent or temporary residences within 1,000 feet.
Soules chairs the council's Public Safety Committee. The proposal has unanimous support from the City Council subcommittee that oversees public safety policies.
It would let registered sex offenders who already live within the proposed 1,000-foot boundary around parks be grandfathered in and not forced to move.
There would also be exemptions for minors and adult offenders who were convicted as minors.