Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick and Council member Gary Davis, in collaboration with the Elk Grove Community Connection (EGCC) and Help Protect Our Children (HPOC), will introduce an urgency ordinance to establish a Child Protection Act for the city of Elk Grove at their July 28, 2010 Elk Grove City Council meeting during council comments and future agenda items.

This ordinance is modeled after similar ordinances passed in San Diego and National City and will allow the city council to enact stricter statutes regarding sex offenders.  At the July 14 council meeting, Council member Jim Cooper, and a captain in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, stated we have an ongoing problem that constantly needs to be addressed.

“As a father of three boys and grandfather of two girls, our children must and will be protected without exception or compromise,” states Detrick.

Adds Davis, “The city of Elk Grove must protect its residents.  Period.  Especially our youth. This urgency ordinance is designed to provide that protection. Its collaborative nature will ensure it is effective.”

The EGCC has brought forth many proposals in the past, partnering with both city leaders and staff, including the Elk Grove Police Department.

“Public safety is a priority in our community, and as parents we must all take an active roll,” adds Linda Ford, EGCC media spokesperson.