Today started well for the cause...but quickly turned.
A little after 9 AM, Mayor Sanders was being interviewed by Tom Fudge on KPBS. The second caller stated that his non-profit was considering adopting the fire rings. The mayor responded with "that's exactly what we had hoped". He then offered to take the caller's information after the program to hook him up.
Turns out that today the city started removing the fire rings! They should all be removed within about two weeks. Now I see that the above article came straight from the Mayor's office!
Wow, what's the hurry? Really, what is the hurry? The rings are not going to be used much during the winter. How much maintenance are they going to need?