Friday, December 4, 2009

Coastal Permit Needed to Remove Fire Pits in San Diego!

The Union Tribune reports:
“We received in writing from the Coastal Commission staff that you need a coastal development permit,” said Stacey LoMedico, director of park and recreation. “We went back to the City Attorney’s Office and asked them to respond to it. We didn’t believe it. I don’t have a response yet.” -Union Tribune 12/3/09
Believe it! Protecting low cost public amenities is in the California Coastal Act, put there by the people of California to protect the beaches for traditional uses, not just expensive development.
Call the City Council and tell them to follow the law!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fire pits to be removed in 2010 Update 11/26/09

Mayor Sanders has announced the "final elimination" of the fire pits in the proposed 2010-2011 budget.

Here are the links:
Union Tribune article
What can you do? Contact the City Council today!

Update 11/8/09

Union Tribune columnist Michael Stetz has posted an update on the City's fund raising efforts for the fire pits.

It looks like the city will have its way and the fire pits will be removed. Really pitiful, actually.

Fire Rings in Peril Again

Fire rings saved at Corona Del Mar in Newport Beach
See the article in Corona Del Mar Today

We can do this too. E-mails, phone calls, and a little help from the California Coastal Commission. Call the office of the mayor or your city council person today! Follow the links at