Thursday, February 09, 2012

An Update To Common Sense In Los Angeles County

Well, it did not take long for the Los Angeles county board of supervisors to reverse itself and will not enforce a new ordinance that could have fined beach goers up to $1,000 for throwing a Frisbee or football on county beaches.
On Tuesday the county board raised the fines for violation to $1,000 and issued a 37-page ordinance on the issue.
But today, the county Department of Beaches and Harbors refined the policy and will allow the tradition of throwing a Frisbee and or a football so long as those get permission from a lifeguard.
See, as noted in this previous post, common sense in this case actually prevailed.
And citizens righteous outrage also may have had something to do with it.
The original justification, "public safety" did not go over too well because most do not believe this overreach has anything to do with "public safety" but is an attempt by a cash-strapped county to find other sources of revenue.
Score one for the people this time, folks.
Even in the middle of insane Blue California, the people will only take so much of big government. Especially on the beaches.

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