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.