Just last week it was looking likely that Newport Beach was going to be stuck with the beach fire rings they've been trying to rid themselves of for years. The Coastal Commission was all set to vote on the matter today, but the LA Times reports they've decided to postpone their decision after it came out that another agency was getting involved. Now the South Coast Air Quality Management District is getting in on the hot fire ring action, and will release a report in May considering effects of all those beach fires. "We don't want to get at odds with public health, even if it's at odds with [beach] access," the commission chair says.
· State delays fate of Newport Beach fire rings [LAT]
· Newport Beach Will Probably Keep the Fire Rings It Hates [Curbed LA]