In the last two days Wallin and Klarich has received 2 phone calls from hard working fisherman who will lose their job due to this new ordinance.
One of the calls was from a man who was found guilty of indecent exposure as a misdemeanor almost 8 years ago and he has been working for last several years as commercial fisherman in Dana Point. When the new law was passed everyone was told that you could apply for an “exemption” with the Orange County Sheriff. This gentleman applied and was told two days ago he was denied. This means he will lose his job, will not be able to support his family and will likely end up on welfare. Is this what the citizens and taxpayers of Orange County want?
Another caller told us he was convicted of attempted rape of his former wife over 20 years ago. He has to register to this date as a sex offender. HE has worked in the harbor for the last 12 years. He applied for an exemption from the OC Sheriff and he also was denied. This means he will lose his job and will not be able to support his family?
Is this what the citizens of Orange County want. At a time when unemployment sits above 10% in Orange County due we really want to pass laws that will result in more people losing their job. These men have been crime free for many years and presently are not a threat to anyone’s safety.
All they want to do is go to work and support their family.
If you are having similar issues with this new orange county ordinance do not hesitate to contact Wallin and Klarich at 877-466-5245. We will be there when you call.