SUISUN CITY — The Macedonia Church of Christ, the Alooma Temple No. 212 and the Nor Cal Devil Dogs baseball organization won the lottery to sell authorized fireworks in Suisun City this summer.
Suisun City Hall is still in the process of working out a modified agreement that would make it more profitable for the nonprofit groups to make money selling the fireworks.
The idea came up in February to take a close look at what could be done to sweeten the pot for nonprofits and community groups after they asked council members to look into the issue.
Some local groups that sold fireworks the first year didn’t apply the second year because they had problems getting enough volunteers to staff the stands throughout the sales times and saw their share of the profits significantly whittled down by the expenses.
Such a modified agreement could include changes in how profits are distributed and what expenses could be settled before the profits are split between the city and the participating nonprofits.
Fireworks sales will start June 28 and run through July 4.
Suisun City police and firefighters will increase enforcement this year to tamp down illegal fireworks in the city. Anyone caught with illegal fireworks faces a $500 fine for the first offense.
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