City Council addresses convicted sexual predators living in Hastings

Hi, I'm Mark Vaughn, your council member at large for the city of Hastings. We had a lively discussion tonight and it was a good. We had entertained an ordinance to put a level three sexual offender in Hastings. We had good data and I thank our Public Safety Committee for doing all the homework on this. I think the community really came out and said what they wanted and I think we put an ordinance in that can really be backed up against state statues.

I commented in the meeting that we really need to start working with our state legislators because we're not the only one. I heard tonight 100+ cities went through the same discussion. I think we'll be contacting our state legislators soon but I think Hastings did the right thing tonight.