Speedboarders may be banned by a future ordinance from some of Laguna's steepest streets, but their sport did not hit a dead end Tuesday.
The City Council voted for skateboarding regulations and to ban skateboarding on portions of Summit and Bluebird Canyon drives, and Alta Vista Boulevard.
The council also approved Councilman Kelly Boyd's offer to head a committee to consider whether, when, on what streets — including the three banned — and under what conditions speedboarding should be allowed, rather than the more restrictive ban proposed by a group of residents.
"Nothing is going to stop these kids. We need a conclusion so both sides can get what they want," said Arthur Wexell, who has grown up speedboarding.
Boyd said he will put together a discussion group that includes professional speedboarder Mark Goulter and Oak Street skateboarding guru Chad Gibbs, as well as two Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee members and two speedboarding opponents.