Thank you, Harry.

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 fireworks—as well as the risk.

As Krebs said, allowing the people to vote would close this matter once and for all—regardless of which way the vote went. If my neighbors voted against the ban, I’d shut up about it.

I’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]

  7 comments for “Thank you, Harry.

  1. Anonymous
    July 13, 2006 at 10:48 am

    I love fireworks. They are actually the only good thing about Garden Grove.

  2. July 13, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    Fireworks are pretty awesome until the illegal ones land a few feet away from you while still smoldering.

  3. Councilwatcher
    July 13, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    Maybe we should ban sex, and then all the hookers will go away.

  4. July 13, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    The war on everything hits the OC!

  5. July 14, 2006 at 10:13 am

    I should add that I wasn’t speaking hypothetically. A spent-but-still-smoldering bottle rocket landed in my lawn (literally just a few feet from Mike Lawson) while we were hanging out and lighting off the legal stuff.

  6. Anonymous
    July 14, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    You are against ILLEGAL Fireworks, but for ILLEGAL ALIENS? Make up you mind on when the law matters!!!!

  7. Anonymous
    July 18, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    Ban all fireworks before someone loses there life. I wonder how much fun that would be.

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