I just spoke to Mike Aguirre. He told me he is about to announce that the beach alcohol ban will go into effect immediately.

“So don’t go down there with a drink, because I’ll get you,” he told me.

The ban had been in limbo after a group campaigning to overturn the ban delivered a petition to the San Diego City Clerk’s office on the day the ban was set to go into effect. The group, Ban the Ban III, had planned to put an initiative on the ballot to overturn the council action.

Now it seems that list of signatures may not contain enough valid signatures to keep the ban suspended, hence Aguirre’s pending announcement.


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