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Pasco Sex Offender Ordinance Passed at City Council Meeting Monday Night

PASCO, Wash. - Monday night the Pasco City Council passed an ordinance that will force hotel and motel owners to notify their customers if there are certain sex offender living there.

Some hotel owners work with the state to house offenders that have served their time and been released from jail.

One woman from Pasco who attended the council meeting said she has already received two sex offender notifications in the mail and thinks it is important for the community to be aware of where these offenders are living.

Pasco resident Vi McIntire said, "I think it's a good idea to post it.   The parents, at least, can watch out for them."

Under the ordinance the hotel or motel owners would have to post the notifications in their lobby.

Representatives from the Kennewick Department of Corrections attended Monday nights meeting and said they support the city's decision to post the notifications and believe it will make the community safer.

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