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Keller City Council considering ordinance regarding sex offenders, child safety zones

Keller City Council considering ordinance regarding sex offenders, child safety zones

The Keller City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would make it illegal for sex offenders to live within 1,000 feet of places kids frequent at its Sept. 7 meeting. (Kira Lovell/Community Impact Newspaper)

However, due to the council's remaining questions, Mizani motioned to first bring up the ordinance at a work session and then vote on it at the following meeting. The motion to table the ordinance passed 6-0.

The reasoning behind the ordinance, according to a , is because the reoffend rate of released sex offenders "is alarmingly high, especially for those who commit their crimes against children." And while the ordinance would restrict sex offenders geographically, it would not prohibit registered sex offenders from living in Keller.