Sex Offender Ban
High Springs Police Chief Ray Kaminskas says the number of sex offenders living within city limits has more than doubled since last year. He says it could be more sex offenders are moving to High Springs because more and more cities are putting restrictions on where they can live.
The current proposal would ban sex offenders from living within 2500 feet, or about 8 city blocks of schools, parks and day cares.
"I definitely think it's a good idea," says High Springs resident Jamie Lee. "i have kids and they need to stay away as far as possible."
High Springs City Manager Jim Drumm says that's exactly why the city is considering the idea.
"You can't put on blinders and realize that other communities aren't doing this," says Drumm. "I think you have to know it's happening and then respond."
A Public Safety Board made up of citizens is considering the idea Tuesday evening. Drumm says if they like it, send to the city commission and it's approved, the ban could take effect as early as June.
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