Press Release, For Immediate Release: 6/10/2013
Stephanie Freedman, (916) 319-2072
Resolution highlights California’s beaches and beach traditions enjoyed by local communities
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Travis Allen’s (R-Huntington Beach) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 52 (ACR 52) honoring California’s beach lifestyle, supporting access to California’s beaches, and the enjoyment of beach bonfires in fire rings was adopted today by the California Legislature with unanimous consent.
“As a resident of Huntington Beach and a surfer, I am honored to commemorate California’s beaches and access to those beaches. Activities such as beach bonfires are a beloved pastime that is a safe and inexpensive recreational activity enjoyed by all the members of our community. I am honored to join my fellow legislators in honoring our beaches and the timeless community pastimes that our beaches provide,” said Assemblyman Allen.
ACR 52 highlights the beaches of California up and down the coast, which are world renowned for family recreation, surfing and water sports, unforgettable sunsets, and beach bonfires. Orange County alone holds more than 600 fire rings available on the city and state beaches for nightly bonfires, a favorite activity among locals, visitors, and international tourists.
Fire rings in the City of Huntington Beach contribute significantly to the number of annual visitors, and result in over $1 million annually in revenue to the City from direct parking income alone. In addition, the California State Parks of Orange County receives more than 11.9 million visitors annually, resulting in $19 million dollars in revenue.
“California has a wonderful history and beach culture that is deeply woven into our communities, especially in Southern California. Beach bonfires positively contribute to communities culturally and economically. ACR 52 further highlights a lifestyle that has brought people together for generations,” said Assemblyman Allen.
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