'Loud and unruly' behavior in Newport Beach would bring fine of up to $3,000
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that would fine party-goers up to $3,000 — and $8,000 on the Fourth of July — if they are caught acting in a "loud or unruly" manner at a violating party.
The law is intended to crack down on gatherings in West Newport that get out of hand, especially around Independence Day, council members said.
But the law would apply in all parts of the city, which is why council members Leslie Daigle and Ed Selich oppose it. Other council members have said that the fines may be too steep, and may suggest lowering them at the meeting.
Residents have either praised the ordinance or questioned its effect on homeowners.
-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot / Times Community News
Photo: A traditional Independence Day fireworks show in Newport Beach. Credit: Kari Rene Hall / Los Angeles Times