Proposed bill would stiffen fireworks penalties — and reward tipsters

Illegal fireworks were the cause of a fire that burned at the base of Pilot Butte on July 4, 2018.

Despite a last minute push from opponents, the Bend City Council unanimously approved a ban on the sale, possession and use of all fireworks on Wednesday.

The new ordinance will take effect in November, said city attorney Ian Leitheiser, and violators can be fined up to $750.

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Long and Variable

Small ball clown council. This past decade the homeless, a mentally ill firefighter, and illegal fireworks have set all the wildfires I can recall. Way to bl0w political capital though. :Golf clap:

grateful BB subscriber

If only there was something besides explosives that churches and charities could sell to raise funds . . .

MF

“Banning fireworks is a bad idea, Fuller said, because it will take away MY INCOME”. There, fixed that quote for you.

Skittish

If only we could live in a bubble with true diversity:

https://youtu.be/vKOb-kmOgpI

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