Tuesday, July 22, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Suggestion to make fireworks fair

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From page A8 | February 23, 2014 |

I would like to submit a request to my fellow citizens of Fairfield. So far, our city leaders have failed to allow us the personal legal use of fireworks to celebrate our Fourth of July. My neighbors and I would love to put together a little show for our grandkids and other children in our neighborhood, but as we strive to be law-abiding citizens and teach our kids proper behavior and respect for the law, we don’t do it.

Sure we have taken them to the shows, such as they are, with crowds and wind blowing away the displays. But we’re hoping to be allowed another option. Many residents ignore the law, going ahead with their pyromania-like celebration anyway. I suppose they do so because it’s more fun for them and the kids than teaching them responsibility and then, oh yeah, there’s that nagging illegal part? I don’t know, maybe there probably haven’t been too many, if any citations issued for that practice?

I ask the Police Department to please correct me if I’m wrong and support that with numbers. Thanks!

A lot of people probably buy those fireworks at the stands in Suisun City where the city has not only allowed their use, but welcomed groups that want to sell them. I like supporting Suisun City, but where is the justice here? Using our local decision-makers’ argument against other issues, we are allowing them to have this product across the street and then saying it’s OK for them but not us? This could be a political issue, where Suisun City could lose revenue as Fairfield begins seeing stands in our city. That would be something local leaders must work out.

In the meantime, sorry Suisun, but I would ask every citizen of Fairfield first, don’t break the law in any manner. Second, don’t patronize the Suisun City or any other fireworks stands until we are legally allowed to use those fireworks here.

Chris Brooks

Fairfield

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