Last night the Garden Grove City Council voted 4-1 (with Janet Nguyen dissenting) to fine people up to $1,000 that are caught setting off illegal fireworks within the city.
This is a good step for the city of Garden Grove, which has one of the smallest annual budgets in the county, and regularly spends more than a fair portion of that budget on law enforcement on July 4, and cleanup on July 5.
The Orange County Register has an article about last nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s meeting on the web here.
I commented on Thomas GordonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s post at The Orange Juice, that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be happy if fireworks were banned here.Ã‚Â And someone that goes by Ã¢â‚¬Å“CookÃ¢â‚¬Â responded that automobiles are dangerous, should they be banned too?
While weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re on the topic of obtuse arguments, how about this one:Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d bet that non-profits could make a lot of money selling marijuana and gunsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦who are we to stop them?Ã¢â‚¬Â