HB Independent columnist and author Chris Epting‘s published another terrific column this morning on his recent experience with the AQMD Board and their arbitrary move to ban fire rings from southern California beaches: In the Pipeline – AQMD isn’t listening to Huntington Beach. The issue is especially acute for HB as they were completely blindsided by the proposed ban, have no homes at the beach to be affected by any smoke and stand to lose some significant revenue from retail and parking. Continue reading
One of the sadder but interesting stories in Orange County over the last few weeks is the battle that’s about to get serious between the beach property owners in Newport Beach, backed by their Republican Mayor, and the city of Huntington Beach. The socialist environannies at the South Coast Air Quality Management District are in the middle of this as well and issuing edicts that don’t require legislation to enforce some pretty drastic restrictions on our freedom.