Sex Offenders in Parks, Retirement Community and More at Tonight's City Council

The San Juan Capistrano City Council meets at 6 p.m. in City Hall. Here's a look at the agenda.

Bring coffee and a Snuggie: It looks like tonight's City Council meeting will be a long one.

The council will .

It will look at a couple of options, including mirroring regulations after the , which makes it a misdemeanour for a registered sex offender to enter county parks and beaches. Those who violate the county law are subject to a $500 fine and/or up to six months in jail.

There's also a proposal to adopt a similar ordinance but with exemptions for those who are at the park for protests or rallies, to vote or to attend a religious service. That proposal also includes options for penalties, such as offering lesser fines to first-time offenders.

Also at tonight's meeting:

- Continuing Life Communities is ready to move again on its proposal to build a senior living residences on Rancho Capistrano. The council is expected to make a decision as to whether it wants to continue with an agreement that would allow it to purchase 116 adjacent acres for $10 million.

- Will hear updates from staffers about the proposal from the Open Space Foundation to in the Northwest Open Space. The one-time planning cost is estimated at $47,060, plus annual maintenance fees of $22,250.

- Caltrans will give the council a time line for all of its construction projects in the San Juan Capistrano for the next three years, and an update on its 5 freeway near the Capistrano Home Center.

- Alfredo Rodriguez will appeal the Planning Commission's decision to deny his application to make improvements to the former St. Vincent de Paul thrift store, where he wants to house a convenience store, Mercado El Rey.

The City Council meets at 6 p.m. at , 32400 Paseo Adelanto. To access the entire agenda, visit the city's website.


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