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Newport Beach City Council considering silly and expensive gas fire rings instead of wood burning rings at tonight’s 7:00 pm City Council meeting!
|Dear Friends of the Fire Rings,
While the recent AQMD hearing was disappointing, our fight has only begun! And – we will save the fire rings!
We are exploring all our options to save the fire pits, but WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please click HERE if you want to join the effort 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
Bureaucrats at 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 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 Mayor Curry and the entire city council would vote originally to remove the Fire Rings – on the heals of other controversies such as the overspending on city structures (the “Taj Mahal 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 Mayor Curry and the city council so out of touch with the residents and voters of Newport Beach???
Friends of the Fire Rings files suit against South Coast Air Quality Management District to challenge ruling banning wood-burning fire rings
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Friends of the Fire Rings, a California-based non-profit organization, filed suit in Superior Court of Orange County on November 26, 2013 against South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) seeking writs of mandate invalidating portions of AQMD Rules 444 and 445 that apply to beach fires, and in an effort to […]
Daily Pilot, Nov. 7, 2013 Alternative-fuel fire rings are on deck Air regulators are set to look at gas-burning options that could replace wood bonfires in Newport. By Jill Cowan November 7, 2013 | 7:18 p.m. Air quality regulators are set to take a first look next week at proposals that could allow Newport Beach […]
With Southern Californians gearing up for a critical hearing Friday on whether to place major new restrictions on beach bonfires, air quality officials are drawing criticism for refusing to release key records detailing staff deliberations and communications on the issue. When the South Coast Air Quality Management District took up the bonfire issue earlier this […]
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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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