Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie: Doing the right thing

The Kenosha City Council Monday night did the right thing when it sent the proposed restrictions on where registered sex offenders can live back to committee for further study.

As discussed here http://ragdujour.blogspot.com/2007/08/clamping-down-on-sex-offenders-do-it.html the proposed ordinance had a lot of red flags, so much so that one of its sponsors, Ald. Ray Misner, withdrew his support.

A further sign of intelligence came from the Pleasant Prairie Village Board which signalled that the village would be inclined to mirror whatever ordinance the city may adopt. That's a good idea. You don't want to have the city and the village marching to different tunes on this issue.

The village board's action may also be a hopeful sign of a willingness to sit down with the city and work out metropolitan solutions to problems that transcend invisible boundaries. Let's hope that this is a start.

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