County Changes Curfew Laws Again
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
San Diego County Supervisors plan to change the hours of their proposed curfew ordinance to make it consistent with surrounding communities.
Teenagers under 18 who want to party late on weekends will no longer be able to head for unincorporated areas to avoid 10 p.m. curfew laws.
Supervisor Dianne Jacob convinced her colleague that an 11 p.m cutoff time on the weekends is not a good idea.
“According to the Sheriff’s statistics, 43 percent of the curfew violations occur Friday and Saturday evenings. Those are the busiest nights" Jacob said. “This is for juveniles under 18 that do not have parents’ permission and are out roaming around and doing things that they should not be doing.”
Jacob says teenagers will not be cited for curfew violations as long as they have their parents’ permission to be out after 10 p.m.
The County will send a letter to communities that do not currently have a 10 p.m. curfew law, recommending they adopt one, so curfews are consistent county wide.