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City commission moves forward with Hollywood beach rules

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Lynne Sladky
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Under the proposed rules, open-air canopies would be welcome, but camping tents would be banned.

The crowds of sun seekers flocking to Hollywood beach will find a new set of safety rules in place come March.

Among them: No walking or hanging out on the sand between midnight and 5 a.m. Open-air canopies would be welcome on a beach known for its kitschy culture but camping tents would be banned. As for those low-riding banana peel trikes known for zipping past pedestrians, they would be outlawed.

The new rules would kick in after a final commission vote on March 16.

Commissioners signed off on some but not all of the proposed changes Wednesday, saying something needs to be done to make the beach safer for everyone, whether they’re walking down the Broadwalk or rolling along on a bike. The new and improved beach ban ordinance will come back for another first reading on March 2.

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.