We have received word from a member that his request to attend the Brevard County Commission meeting tonight was denied because he failed to give notice of his intent to attend “at least” 24 hours before the meeting.

Recently the Brevard Commissioners amended their ordinance to allow registrants to attend County Commission meetings but ONLY if they give at least 24 hours notice. They did not send any information about this requirement to registrants. One Member who just found out about the requirement contacted the Sheriff’s office earlier today to inform them of his intent to attend the Commission meeting to take place at 5PM. His request was denied and he was told that if he attended the meeting he would be violating the ordinance.

A copy of the denial can be read below:

On Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 10:45 AM Castiello, Christopher <[email protected]> wrote:

Sir,

This notice has been provided within 24 hours of the meeting. County Ordinance states that no less than 24 hours notice will be provided. This notice does not meet the criteria set forth. Attending tonight’s meeting would be a violation of county ordinance due to the improper notice given.

If you wish to attend any future meetings, please provide no less than 24 hours notice.

I copied in the section of the ordinance for your awareness.

(14) If the sexual offender or sexual predator wishes to be present at a public meeting held on Brevard County government property that is within a 1,000-foot buffer zone, he/she may do so provided that no less than 24 hours prior to entering the Brevard County government property for the purpose of being present at a public meeting, the sexual offender or sexual predator has notified the county manager’s office and the county sheriff’s office of:

  1. The sexual offender or sexual predator’s status as a sexual offender or sexual predator; and
  2. The sexual offender or sexual predator’s intention to be present at the public meeting.

When a sexual offender or sexual predator enters upon Brevard County government property pursuant to this subsection the sexual offender or sexual predator shall, upon adjournment of the public meeting, promptly depart from the Brevard County government property without any undue delay or loitering on premises. For purposes of this subsection, the term “Brevard County government property” does not include school property.

Thank you,

Sgt. Chris Castiello #0242

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

Criminal Investigative Services

340 Gus Hipp Blvd. Rockledge, Fl 32955

S.O.R.T. / Digital Forensics

Office 321-633-8407 / Cell 321-362-8079

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