Surfers in Capitola, California, erected a 3-foot tall tiki on city park property facing the beach. Although popular with the locals, the city council has voted to remove the statue, as it was put in without proper permits. A last-minute effort was made to approve the tiki through the arts council, but Mayor Kirby Nicol stood firm, "I could put a statue in Noble Gulch Park and get the same treatment. It's not good government."
This is the second tiki in California in 2008 that a city has voted to remove. Last week we reported how the city of Oceanside decided to remove two trees that a homeowner had carved tikis into. What's happening in California?
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