City of Atlantic Beach considering ordinance that would ban the release of balloons, sky lanterns

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — The City of Atlantic Beach is considering an ordinance that would ban the release of balloons and sky lanterns.

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According to the ordinance, the City Commission considers releasing balloons or sky lanterns to be littering and poses a danger to the environment and wildlife.

If passed, you could be fined $250 per balloon or sky lantern up to a maximum of $1,000.