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Laguna to enact skate ordinance

Updated: April 6, 2011, 2:29 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

A polarizing debate over downhill skateboarding in Laguna Beach, Calif., was finally settled Tuesday -- at least for now.

Lawmakers struck a compromise between the ranks of skaters who boom downhill at high speeds and a group of residents who wanted to ban downhill skateboarding on any street with a grade greater than five percent -- essentially the most desirable terrain in Laguna, a seaside community with steep roads throughout its canyon neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, the ...

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