Goodness grief. If you plan to head to LA County beaches in the summer, you best leave the football, Frisbee™, and other dangerous objects at home. The Southern California Save Volleyball Alliance (lobby) was able to get volleyballs exempted from the mandate.
From CBS Los Angeles.
The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.
In passing the 37-page ordinance on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.
Maybe they should ban swimming. You know … jelly fish, tar-balls, drownings…
This is actually not a new regulation. The fines have been jacked up from $500 to $1,000, but the ball playing restrictions were in place before. Previous restrictions noted inflatable rubber balls not less than 10 inches in diameter were OK, but now they are OK with “a beach ball or beach volleyball.”
Have you ever been hit in the head with a volleyball?
Water polo fanatics can still partake in their ball-throwing activities as long as they are “in or over the Pacific Ocean.”
A link to a scanned copy of the regulations can be found in the CBS Los Angeles story.