If you visit any beaches in Los Angeles County this summer you better look out. The board of supervisors agreed this week to raise fines for anyone who throws a football or volleyball on their beaches. Beach balls and volleyballs are still allowed but a $1000 fine could be imposed on anyone who violates the new ordinance.
The ordinance states, "It is unlawful for any person to cast, toss, throw, kick, or roll any ball, tube, or any light object other than a beach ball or beach volleyball upon or over any beach,"
Here's how some people responded via Twitter:
— Eddie X (@last_avenue) February 9, 2012
LA County sups: volleyballs (legal) are HARD & hurt, Nerf footballs (ilegal) are SOFT! New laws for county beaches: bit.ly/zjSHIi
— Steve King (@macking104) February 9, 2012
Other activities which are banned on LA County Beaches include; smoking, any tent or canopy over 10' x 10', loud or unusual music and/or noise, profane language, alcoholic beverages, intoxicated people, product sales of any kind, fires, nudity, fireworks, or model vehicle operation (such as boats, airplanes, helicopter, ect.). There are designated areas for special interest activities like, parasailing, surfing, paddle boarding, ect, but special permits must be obtained for activities outside the ordinance descriptions. Also it's worthy to note that public bathing is not allowed on the beach.
Here's a news clip about the new fines: