By Supervisor Todd Spitzer
(SANTA ANA, CA) Supervisor Todd Spitzer and the County Board of Supervisors voted to support during the Board’s Aug. 20 meeting, a bill pending in the state Legislature that would preserve Orange County’s fire rings.
Assembly Bill 1102 – authored by Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach and Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton – would prohibit the South Coast Air Quality Management District from prohibiting beach bonfires.
In July, the AQMD voted to move or remove fire pits within 700 feet of homes. Spitzer and the Board of Supervisors previously voted to oppose that proposal.
“Fire rings are part of Orange County and Californian culture. They hearken back to a simpler, more innocent time of family outings during the summer, making s’mores, roasting hot dogs and singing songs,” Spitzer said.
“I wholeheartedly support AB 1102 and thank our area state legislators who have worked vigorously to protect this piece of the Orange County lifestyle.”