Suisun City

Fireworks sales, business district plan before City Council

By From page A3 | November 20, 2012

SUSIUN CITY — The City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District will take its case Tuesday to the City Council.

Council members will vote on reauthorizing the group to continue its work and accept the district’s 2012 annual report and approve the proposed budget for 2013. For the second year, city staff is recommending no matching funds.

“They don’t have the funds,” said Linda Feins, owner of Air, Land & Sea Travel on Suisun’s waterfront. “We still want to be a great organization promoting business in Suisun.”

Feins said she expects the council to authorize the organization to continue its work.

Redevelopment money helped fund the agency in the past. However, the dissolution of redevelopment agencies has tightened the city’s budget.

The Susiun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District began in 2003. In the past year, the district expanded the Mother’s Day Artisan Fair on the waterfront, co-sponsored the Radio Disney life jacket distribution and donated to support the Tops in Blue performance and the July Fourth celebration.

The district’s proposed budget for 2013, including fireworks sales, is $82,350. Total income from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31 was $77,374.62.

The council will also consider a proposal to amend the city ordinance regulating the time when safe and sane fireworks can be sold. It was read and waived at the Oct. 16 meeting.

The council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. During the closed session, terms and payment for 79 acres on Petersen Road will be negotiated.

The regular meeting gets under way at 7 p.m. at 701 Civic Center Blvd.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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