|Dear Friends of the Fire Rings,
A year ago, it seemed that the Newport Beach City Council and a small group of residents, with the help of connections with the Air Quality Management District, would be successful in getting the fire rings removed from the PUBLIC state beaches in Newport Beach. Their primary goal: keeping “outsiders” away from their beaches and their adjacent neighborhoods.
BUT – a group of volunteers stepped forward and formed Friends of the Fire Rings to fight back, and make sure the fire rings are available for future generations. As of this moment – the fire rings STILL remain.
There is still much to be done. We need you to please get involved – starting with telling your friends about our site and setting up a “Like” to our Facebook Page.
There are several things we are doing to save the fire rings – including support of Assembly Bill 1102, seeking help from the court in a suit we have filed against the AQMD, and educating Newport Beach residents and other voters about California politicians and city staff, that support KEEPING fire rings, as well as those politicians that want them REMOVED – but WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please click HERE if you want to join the effort with other volunteers to save our fire rings and be part of the cause that WILL BE SUCCESSFUL and saving part of our California heritage!
- Friends of the Fire Rings
Politicians at Newport Beach City Hall and the South Coast Air Quality Management District with their new rules are trying to ban the beach fire rings that have been enjoyed by Newport Beach and California families for over six decades.
Friends of the Fire Rings – a coalition of individuals, small businesses, and families, has sponsored this website to fight back against the bureaucrats. We are working together to save the fire rings in California.
Since Newport Beach seems to be the eye of the storm for the fire ring battle, we are monitoring Newport Beach City Hall – the Mayor, the council and the staff – very carefully.
Why City Councilman Keith Curry, Mayor Rush Hill, III and the entire city council would vote to remove the Fire Rings – on the heals of other controversies such as the overspending on city structures (the “Taj Mah-City Hall” of Newport Beach”) and the “Dock Tax” is beyond us.
In a public opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Fire Rings, conducted by the Lewis Group, we found that 86% of Newport Beach residents SUPPORT the fire rings and DO NOT want them removed.
Why is Councilman Curry and the city council so out of touch with the residents and voters of Newport Beach? Find out how you can make a difference. Please set up a “Like” to your Facebook, and click on “Get Involved” today.
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|Friends of the Fire Rings is a coalition of individuals, small businesses, and families representing a variety of age, ethnic, political, and socio-economic groups, working together to save the fire rings in California.
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