NEWPORT BEACH — With the dust long settled from another Fourth of July on the Balboa Peninsula, most residents in West Newport Beach considered the Police Department's new tactics a success, members of the area's homeowners association said Friday.
"It was quieter, more peaceful," said Craig Batley, president of the West Newport Beach Assn. "Some residents are going to disagree because they were impacted more. But overall, it was an improvement."
Police and city officials met at City Council chambers this week to review the Fourth of July weekend's problems and successes for police and residents.