I received notice from my HOA last week that the city council is discussing new rules for sex offenders. They're wanting to map out certain areas and say that they're not allowed to buy houses there. But, the downside is that they don't want a bunch of sex offenders all piled up in one area of the city.
My community was built in several phases, but mainly in two distinct phases. My section has an HOA and the other section doesn't. Before I bought the house last year, there was apparently a vote to force the other section into the HOA, but they fought it as they didn't want to spend the $360 a year for a governing party looking over them. You can definitely tell the difference between the two sections because with the HOA, you can do anything to your house without any approval, and barns in the backyard are just not sexy...
Anyway, part of the proposition is that any community with an HOA would be an area that the sex offenders could not buy property as the HOAs can opt to keep them out with their bylaws. The problem resides with the connecting section of my community that isn't part of the HOA... we would be keeping them out, but yet, they would be right there... very interesting duscussion this meeting should be.
Do other areas across the country have rules within their cities or communities about sex offenders?