Tuesday, May 21, 2013
You know progress is being made toward a ban of fireworks in our City when local columnist John Stark gets coverage on front page of in the Bellingham Herald. It's a well-written piece that deserves a read - cannot say that about the on-line comments but most of these comments illustrate where the reluctance to put a ban in place comes from. Check the article out here. Later . . .
Monday, May 20, 2013
This evening's City Council meeting ran very long. It was past 10PM before the subject of a fireworks ban was addressed. The substantive result of discussion this evening was the a motion, passed unanimously, scheduling a public hearing regarding a ban, to take place at Council on 6/3. Later . . .
Local activist Dick Conoboy continued today to show his support of a fireworks ban in our City. After attending this morning's meeting of the Public Safety Council Meeting, during which a lively discussion took place, Conoboy shares is view of what took place. His suggested use of the money that is wasted on the purchase of fireworks is a great one! Check out his posting here.
BTV10 will be broadcasting live the Public Safety Council Meeting today at 9:00AM. Assuming you cannot attend the meeting in person, I encourage you to instead check out the scheduled discussion of the DRAFT fireworks ban on TV this morning. Later . . .
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Agenda for next Monday's City Council activities appeared on the City website today. This Agenda includes AB 19986, which includes as an attachment the DRAFT fireworks ban that is to be discussed at the Public Safety Council Committee meeting on Monday morning. If you are so inclined, please click on the link below and check it out. Later . . .
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
City Council members Cathy Lehman and Stan Snapp made statements at Monday evening's Council meeting (at about 97.00-minutes of the linked video) that clearly indicate that the fireworks issue continues to be of interest to Council. The Mayor's statements regarding this issue (at about 102.00-minutes of the video.) show that efforts continue to address this issue prior to this year's 4th of July. This is indeed good news! The video is available on-line at http://www.cob.org/services/education/btv10/videos/council/2013-05-13-council-meeting.aspx. Later . . .
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This Rik Dalvit cartoon in today's Bellingham Herald is intriguing. However, anytime Dalvit makes a reference to fireworks - even "fireworks manufacturer?" - is significant, in that it keeps the idea of a ban of personal fireworks in City in view of the public. Later . . .