Hard partying in Newport Beach could bring up to $8,000 fine
Newport Beach is considering hefty fines for those involved in unruly partying.
The "loud and unruly gathering ordinance" would allow officers to issue citations to people who organize a party that gets out of hand, and to partygoers who violate its guidelines.
Penalties are up to $500 for the first violation, and up to $8,000 for the fourth violation, if it takes place within six months of the first.
Officers who observe a party in which people are urinating in public, drunk in public, excessively noisy, serving alcohol to minors or other behaviors would post a large red tag on the door of the house, notifying the organizer of the first violation.
The council will discuss the law at Tuesday night's study session.
-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot / Times Community News
Photo: Decorated boats fill Newport Harbor during the Christmas boat parade. Newport Beach is considering large fines to crack down on partying. Credit: Los Angeles Times