CYPRESS (CBS) — Sex offenders looking to move into Cypress will now have a hard time finding housing.

The Cypress City Council approved a tough new law Monday night, prohibiting sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of the city’s parks, schools and childcare centers.

Cypress, which is near the 405-605 interchange, has so many parks and schools that the law appears to leave only a tiny corner in the northwest part of the city where sex offenders can reside.

That little corner of Cypress is north of Forest Lawn cemetery, roughly between Bloomfield and Moody Street.

The new law does not apply to the 36 sex offenders already living in Cypress.

Comments (10)
  1. joolz says:

    Cypress is EAST of the 605, and not exactly close to it or the 405. I drive to Cypress College three days a week from Long Beach. How do I know this, and CBS2 doesn’t?

  2. bounce says:

    I don’t think whoever wrote the headline understands basic sentence structure.

    What the headline says is that the only people allowed to live near the cemetery are sex offenders. What it should say is that sex offenders are only allowed to live near the cemetery.

    1. bounce says:

      Thanks for fixing that.

  3. Sage Advice says:

    Um. What if their sex-offending crime is necrophilia?

  4. Wolfman says:

    What is a sex offender ?

  5. dc says:

    Hope that doesn’t leave them stiff.

  6. marco says:

    foolish lawmakers can’t fix the schools and the economy, can’t find any disease cures, so they sit around making new useless laws. vote all of these idiots OUT!!

  7. Janice Bellucci says:

    The City of Cypress passed this ordinance despite a recommendation by the City Attorney to conduct additional research. The ordinance was also questioned by the California Reform Sex Offender Laws organization, a statewide nonprofit. The ordinance as passed violates the Constitution as well as current state law. In addition, it forces local hotel and apartment owners to make a difficult decision — violate the city ordinance or a state law. The ordinance is sure to be challenged in court.

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