UCSB students protested an ordinance proposed by Santa Barbara County staff to bar students from moving their couches outdoors. The prohibition on placing “indoor furniture outdoors” was primarily aimed at preventing deliberate couch fires. Pointing out that most such fires are set at the end of the year by departing students, the protesters offered to work with county staff to draft an ordinance less destructive to the Isla Vista way of life. The Board of Supervisors accepted the offer by a 5-0 vote.

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