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Fire pits removal requires public hearing

The California Coastal Commission will require public hearings before removal of any fire pits in San Diego due to budget cuts.

That’s the latest news from Deborah Lee, district manager for the San Diego office of the California Coastal Commission, who said removing fire pits would likely not be handled administratively.

“Typically, those types of items that are of local interest and controversial we generally schedule them for a public hearing before the Coastal Commission,” she said.

The Coastal Commission meets on a monthly, rotating basis at various locales throughout Northern and Southern California. Lee said a public hearing on San Diego fire pits would be held in a Southern California venue, in Los Angeles or Orange counties or in San Diego County, where the commission meets in the city of Oceanside’s council chambers.