GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay city council continues to be hesitant about making big changes to the five-year sex offender ordinance. For months, the city council has been debating replacing the current sex offender residency ordinance with a 150 ft proximity ordinance that would prohibit child sex offenders from going near schools, parks and where kids gather. The current ordinance only controls where sex offenders can live. They must apply to the sex offender residency board and get approved. Right now, city code prevents child sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools and park, but can go anywhere they want. The city’s five-year residency ordinance is the most restrictive in the state, and virtually eliminates 95% of the city. The police department is supporting a repeal of the current ordinance in favor of allowing sex offenders to live anywhere they want, but prohibit where they can go. They say an increasing number of child sex offenders are bypassing the sex offender residency board to live in the city, and just moving in. If they are caught living in the city, they would be issued a city ordinance violation in the amount of $681. The city council continued to raise a lot of questions about making any changes and the Protection and Welfare Committee recommendation to just add the proximity proposal to the current law. The city council voted 6-5 to send it back to committee to answer more questions, but no real direction on what those questions are. This is the third time and city council sent it back to committee. The next Protection and Welfare Committee meeting is Monday June 25th.