Puyallup City Council unanimously passes halfway house ordinance, bans multiple sex offenders, violent felons from living in residential areas
The Puyallup City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night that bans two or more sex offenders or violent felons from living together in residential areas in the city limits.
The first reading of the ordinance was back in February, and Tuesday’s vote builds on a recently signed state law that limits how many former inmates using state-issued rental vouchers can live together.
The action follows a 10-month emotionally charged public process that sparked the effort at the state level.
The city’s ordinance prohibits two or more offenders from living together in any residential zone within city limits. It also …