In the interest of public safety, many Colorado communities prohibit sex offenders from living in close proximity to places where children congregate.
Castle Rock could become one of those communities if Town Council passes an ordinance, which it will consider on first reading at its Jan. 11 meeting.
The ordinance would prohibit sexually violent predators – those at a high risk for possible reoffense – from living within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and other places where children gather. The other places are daycares, playgrounds, ballfields, public pools, trails, bus stops, walk-to-school routes, recreation centers and libraries.
The proposed law is similar to laws currently in place in Englewood and Commerce City.