The council is scheduled to consider a proposed ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.
The ordinance would bar sex offenders from living within 500 feet of any school or licensed child care. The ordinance would apply only to Level 3 offenders — those considered to be at the highest risk of reoffending.
The ordinance would apply only to convicted sex offenders who move into Kearney or move to a new Kearney address after the ordinance is adopted. It would not be retroactive, forcing anyone to move elsewhere.
City Manager Mike Morgan says the ordinance was drafted after a group of residents requested it.