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Ocean City Tables Proposal to Allow Vehicles on Beach

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- A proposal that would have allowed surf fishermen to drive their vehicles right up to the ocean was stopped in its tracks by the Ocean City Mayor and Council on Tuesday evening.

A viral social network petition caught steam and rallied about 700 people against the proposed ordinance. 

During a Tuesday council meeting, town leaders unanimously decided to quickly table the idea. Those against the idea came ready with large bright yellow posters that read "Beware of Cars on the Beach."

In an effort to create new revenue, council members agreed last week to push ahead with the proposal. But the public's outcry pushed the council to reverse its decision. Now it is back to the drawing board for ways to balance the town's budget.

 

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