Supervisors looking in to restrict R-rated library rentals

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors asked its staff to prepare a study on a plan aimed at preventing minors from checking out R-rated DVDs and videos from county libraries.

Under the plan, parents would be asked to check a box on library card applications if they want to restrict their children’s access to such material.

Supervisor Bill Horn said he began receiving calls a month ago from “concerned parents” about the material, which is available for anyone to check out.

The Vista City Council has also received complaints, the supervisor said.

“If the kids can’t see this in the movie theater without their parents then we shouldn’t limit parents’ abilities to keep their children from viewing these films,” Horn said.

The supervisor, who represents a large portion of the North County, likened the restriction to Internet filters placed on library computers.

The item, which passed unanimously as part of the board’s consent calendar, calls for county staff to study costs and return with recommendations in two months.

In other business, the supervisors, also on consent, asked staff to come up with a way to take advantage of new state incentives to provide loans for homeowners who install solar energy panels.

The incentives are designed to reduce some of the up-front costs of solar installation. Homeowners would receive a 20-year loan in a program funded by the creation of special assessments.

Related posts:

  1. Supervisors call for solar buy-back incentive
  2. Long-awaited library expansion to commence
  3. Supervisors hearing to discuss fire agency, parcel tax
  4. Supervisors approve fire tax ballot measure
  5. Parcel tax to upcoming ballot

Short URL:

Posted by Pat Sherman on Dec 9, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]
  • Robotics booming at Rancho Santa Fe School
    By Karen Billing At R. Roger Rowe School, 44 percent of first graders are participating in the robotics program this year. The school is fielding 44 robotics teams, including 31 percent of second grade, 23 percent of third grade, 35 percent of fourth grade and 39 percent of fifth grade. In the middle school, there are two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams and fi […]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” co […]