Suisun City

3 groups win Suisun fireworks sales lottery

By From page A3 | February 21, 2014

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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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 21, 2014 - 6:21 am

    Fairfield, when are you going to make an announcement that we can legally use those fireworks too?

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  • B. ThiemerFebruary 21, 2014 - 9:51 am

    When freedom and liberty is subject to the results of a lottery, we have truly lost.

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  • Mr. PracticalFebruary 21, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Fireworks are constitutional freedom?

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 21, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Suisun will have a staff of fire and PD to cite those for using "illegal fireworks." And then slap them with a "$500 fine for first offense." ALL fireworks are illegal in Fairfield so if we're not going to allow them (as I've just sent my letter to the editor addressing that), then send out the troops (shortage of resources notwithstanding), make it a $1000 fine for first offense then enforce it!

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