The city of Newport Beach has a new ordinance prohibiting
skateboarding in some areas of most city parks. Shopping centers in Costa
Mesa and Newport Beach have signs prohibiting skateboarders from using
public walkways and other areas. Property damage has occurred in both
cities as a result of skateboarding.
Newport Beach Mayor Tod Ridgeway, in discussing a skateboard park, was
quoted in the Daily Pilot as saying, "I can assure you no skate park will