ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS)—Hold onto your balloons, it’s now illegal to release them in Atlantic City.
The city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to ban the release of balloons filled with gas weighing less than air, the Press of Atlantic City reports.READ MORE: Ben Simmons 'Done Playing With Joel Embiid' Due To Style Of Play, Not Personal Issues, Report Says
Those who release balloons could be fined up to $500.
Ventnor, Margate and Longport have also passed balloon bans, the Press says.READ MORE: Delaware To Require COVID-19 Vaccine Or Weekly Testing For K-12 Educators, Contractors And Volunteers
Councilman Frank Gilliam, who sponsored the ban, tells the paper he introduced the ordinance to keep the city and ocean clean.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
“Atlantic City is a beautiful place,” Gilliam said. “The ocean is a beautiful element of our existence, so we want to protect it in any way we can.”