Well the Garden Grove City Council decided Tuesday to continue to subsidize the long-standing tradition of coming to Garden Grove on July 4th, lighting things on fire, leaving all of your smoldering trash, and then going back to your city.
Garden Grove City Councilman Harry Krebs proposed to put a fireworks ban on the November ballot. Putting a ban on the ballot was not a choice to ban fireworks, but only to let the people of Garden Grove decide if they wanted to continue to pay for police, cleanup and the other costs that accompany fireworksÃ¢â‚¬â€as well as the risk.
As Krebs said, allowing the people to vote would close this matter once and for allÃ¢â‚¬â€regardless of which way the vote went. If my neighbors voted against the ban, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d shut up about it.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m disappointed the Garden Grove City Council. This year alone one family lost their home, and there were at least five other significantly sized fires, all with fireworks to blame.
To Mark Leyes, Mark Rosen, Bill Dalton, and Janet Nguyen: you are representing the people, not the campaign contributions given to you by the firework makers.[OC Register]