In a large area reserved for setting off fireworks in Tulalip, a trio of enthusiasts watch a shower of sparks June 26, 2018, as darkness falls at Boom City, the seasonal retail area on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Snohomish County Council wants to know how voters feel about a proposed fireworks use ban in unincorporated areas of Snohomish County, which would exclude Tulalip. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In a large area reserved for setting off fireworks in Tulalip, a trio of enthusiasts watch a shower of sparks June 26, 2018, as darkness falls at Boom City, the seasonal retail area on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Snohomish County Council wants to know how voters feel about a proposed fireworks use ban in unincorporated areas of Snohomish County, which would exclude Tulalip. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Should firework use be banned in unincorporated areas?

The Snohomish County Council is asking for an advisory vote on the Nov. 5 ballot.

EVERETT — Should firework use be banned?

The Snohomish County Council wants to know voters’ opinion on the issue in an advisory vote on the Nov. 5 ballot, Julia-Grace Sanders reported. Proposition 1 asks whether voters would support a ban on setting off fireworks in the unincorporated urban growth areas surrounding many of the county’s cities.

Fireworks are already banned in half of the county’s cities, home to more than 300,000 people. Those cities are Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Woodway.


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