The founders of the South Coast Air Quality Management District would no doubt roll in their graves at the excesses and political favors being done under the agency's auspices today.
The agency's valiant efforts to protect neighborhoods near the beach has begun, but whether that protection has more to do with air quality or the nature of the people using the beach is open for debate. Now that many of those nasty fires have been restricted, perhaps the next step will be to permit only electric vehicles to drive in the area.
If Laguna Beach can suggest other means-testing methods of curbing beach use by undesirables, it will probably do so. And the air quality district seems only too happy to be used for further restrictions and infringements that can only loosely be tied to its original mandate.
La Habra Heights