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Newport Beach won't ban jetpacks
Newport Beach won't ban jetpacks

Newport Beach will not ban jetpack businesses, but instead will regulate the companies that offer paying customers water-propelled rides in the city's congested harbor. The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday directed staff to write an ordinance that would allow a limited number of commercial jetpack businesses to operate in the harbor. The action goes against the recommendation of the city's Harbor Commission, which had proposed banning jetpack businesses in Newport Harbor. "I'd like this to find a way to get to a 'yes' from the council," Councilman Keith Curry said. "I don't think we need an absolute prohibition." However, council...

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