September 16, 2009
City refuses kite flying regulation
City officials in Norfolk, Va., say they are refusing to regulate kite flying on city property, despite a 1953 law banning it.
The Norfolk City Council declined a request from city staffers Tuesday to regulate kite and model airplane flying on city property, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday.
I'm not going to oppose kids trying fly a kite on the beach, Councilman W. Randy Wright said.
However, Assistant City Manager Stanley Stein said kite flying on city property has been banned since 1953. Officials said no one knows the reason the ordinance was adopted and it is rarely enforced.