Stop the removal of 60 fire rings at Big Corona State Beach and Balboa.
  • Petitioning California Coastal Commission/Newport Beach City Council Members

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California Coastal Commission/Newport Beach City Council Members

Stop the removal of 60 fire rings at Big Corona State Beach and Balboa.

    1. David Ruiz
    2. Petition by

      David Ruiz

      Newport Beach, CA

CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED IN FAVOR OF REMOVAL, WE HAVE 10 DAYS TO SEND OUR APPEALS TO THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISION, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WILL BE GRANTING PERMITS FOR THIS TO HAPPEN.

California Coastal Commision
Fernie Sy
200 Oceangate, 10th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4416
(562) 590-5071

The fire rings are an essential part of southern California beach culture. They offer low cost enjoyment for families. They stand for a tradition that all southern California residents can enjoy and should have the chance to experience with their families for years to come.

Help support this petition to stop city council from removing all of Newport Beach's and CDM's fire pits. These fire pits serve as a fun, safe activity for families and people of all ages to go to and enjoy the warm nights in Southern California. They have been around for a long time and attract tourism and shoppers to the stores and restaurants in the surrounding area. If anything, the removal of these fire pits would hurt the business's in the area.

As a resident who lives Ocean side, less than 100 feet from the main street for entrance to the fire pits, I know better than anyone the pro and cons of these pits. I also share the parking lot with all fire pit users on a daily basis.I have never encountered gang activity, fights, or drug use.  We've already lost the funzone, lets not lose the fire pits also!

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    • Paul Doremus NEWPORT BEACH, CA
      • 3 months ago

      For historical reasons - and to assist in preserving a wonderful 'quality-of-life' that predates most of the nay sayers!

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    • carolyn kobetsky TUSTIN, CA
      • 3 months ago

      although I may still be young I have grown up around these pits and before me my mother and father and grandparents. This is a safe place to have fun.

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    • Aaron Black IRVINE, CA
      • 4 months ago

      the fire pits ware the one place in orange county where all my friends can go where we dont have to spend more than $3 a person to have a fun and enjoyable time together, if these fire pits are regulated to coal only (which would cost about $10 a person), or worst taken out of the beach, all my friends will stop wanting to go to the beach, and will want to find other methods of fun. some of my friends have already gotten into drinking and drugs, do to "coal only" at the fire pits now.

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    • Dr. Eric Vanek ALISO VIEJO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      RE: UPDATE "IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT BEACH FIRE RINGS"

      Use the idea that inner city beachgoers are often the ones most likely to access and utilize the fire pits. If we lose this important pure form of social access (i.e. WOOD FIRES) then there will be a lack of use which will lead to a lack of awareness & protection for our important coastal ecosystem. We need to help everyone with beach access, so the individual that impacts the beach (the population at large) protects it!

      Please call or fax members of the State Senate Environmental Quality

      Committee. Let them know you support legislation to save our wood-

      burning fire rings.

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    • Dale Conjurski BREA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      The rights of many should not be dictated by the few.

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