I just want to make sure that you address the key points in Marana's new unattended child ordinance.
- Age limits
- in Marana it is illegal to leave child under 10
- specifies under 6
- Marana: supervising person must be
- over 14, and
- in the car
- California: supervising person must be
- 12 or over
- in the supervision area
- Level of the crime
- Marana: First class
- Marana: $1000 dollars
- California: $100 dollars
- Tucson: $1000 dollars or a 24 hour class
This law is not a tool to educate and increase the public safety. It is a tool for punishing uneducated citizens.
Your on the 104.1 homepage is a loaded question making it completely biased having no value. An effective poll would include the following questions:
If a city ordinance was passed to protect children from being left in a car:
- What should be the age limit for a child left in the car?
- What is the appropriate age limit for the person supervising?
- What should be the level of the offense?
- first class misdemeanor (permanent on record and may impact future employment possibilities)
- What should be the level of the fine?
- Should the judge be at liberty to reduce the fine for an minor offense?
- Should there be an option for the to be wiped from the record and the fine waved by taking a class (for which the subject would pay)?
Thank you for your time.