4 Responses to “City Preparing Fire Ring Removal Application”
May 14th, 2012
Online signatures don't mean a thing. They are easily faked, I'll bet 90% aren't voters and 99% aren't the ones footing the bill (property owners in Newport Beach) and 99.99% don't live in old CDM and aren't affected by the negative factors of the fire rings. In fact it seems to me these are the people who are the cause of the problems, not the solution. It's the same thing as when San Diego banned drinking on the beach. All the drunks raised an uproar, but it didn't change the facts or the result.
May 15th, 2012
It's interesting that the fire rings are being called an amenity, when it's well documented that wood smoke is is more harmful to human health than equal amounts of tobacco smoke. Does anyone consider cigarette smoke in public places an amenity? And if there is a concern about the public having access to this so-called amenity, let's consider the 10% of the population with asthma, respiratory illness, or heart disease. For them, the public beach itself becomes inaccessible when smoke is present. We build ramps for people with wheelchairs; don't we have some concern about a barrier of toxic smoke that keeps many with health disabilities, and others who wish to remain healthy, from enjoying the public beach? Volleyball anyone?
May 18th, 2012
I couldn't agree more. This beach is for Corona del Mar residents not for Lake Elsinore refugees. Let's put the fire rings up there, maybe people then will stay and smoke their own fumes. Have you ever gone to the beach on a saturday afternoon? You come back with you hair smelling like burnt shish kabob.
May 20th, 2012
Your wrong Dixie, jamie, etc...that beach does NOT belong to Del Mar residents. It belongs to the state of Ca., and you decided to buy/live next to it. Thats why Ca. is gonna take back their land that some have decided to try and take over and plant grass, install their own wood burning fire pit, etc. on. You may not want others from out of the area like Lake Elsinore or wherever, but your gonna have to deal with it. Being rich does NOT give you the right to step on the rest of the people that want to enjoy our public beaches. Just a forewarning, getting rid of the fire pits is NOT gonna get rid of your pesky out of towners. I am a Newport Beach resident and will miss taking my family in the eve for good times.