It really seems as if this Commission is so afraid of stepping on political toes it won’t make a decision. The Commission was elected to represent the interests of the citizens. That representation includes looking out for the safety and welfare of that constituency. When we were a small town and “fireworks” consisted of a few “Lady Fingers”, sparklers, snakes, and 5-shot Roman Candles neighborhoods could enjoy personal displays. Today, our community has grown into a much larger community. Fireworks have developed, technically, to a much more dangerous level. And, the response to neighbor concerns, in a “me” society adds to the danger to citizens and their homes.
This commission needs to “grow some”. I know we have the Tea Party mantra that suggests there is too much ‘gubmint’ intrusion into the free enterprise system. If the commission were to accept the responsibilty for which elected and ban fireworks, you would have a few who prey off selling dangerous merchanidse to irresponsible people cry foul.
Pretty soon, this commission will want ballot referendums on when to allow City employees to use the restroom. I’m sort of surprised you haven’t already told the City Street Department to remove all stop signs at intersections. Sheesh! You mean the government has to tell people to stop?? Drivers should accept the responsibility of stopping and the consequences of not doing so. That is the same thought process concerning the banning of “arming” kids with materials that can burn down a neighbor’s home and applauding the sale of such merchanidise as “free enterprise”.