The fate of the 60 fire rings at Big Corona Beach and near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach is in the hands of the California Coastal Commission.
On Wednesday the Coastal Commission will hold a hearing and vote on whether to approve or deny Newport Beach's permit request to removed the fire rings. In a recent report from the Coastal Commission's staff, a recommendation to deny the removal of the Newport Beach fire rings was given.
According to the report, getting rid of the 27 rings at Big Corona Beach and the 33 near the Balboa Pier deny the public’s access to a “popular form of lower cost public recreation.”
Read more about the fire ring issue in our story:
The Coastal Commission meeting will be held March 6 at the Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Dr. in San Diego.