Time for Lynnwood to ban fireworks

Last year I witnessed two residences burn because of the negligent use of legal fireworks. In one case, a young mother with her baby and young child were driven from their home. Both of these incidences happened in Lynnwood. Assuredly, if the City Council and mayor were held fiscally and legally accountable for their hand in it, they would change the ordinance concerning firework sales and use.

Most, if not all, city governments in this region have had the sense to outlaw the sale and use of fireworks. This has caused many from these cities, including Seattle, to pour into Lynnwood to purchase and detonate fireworks, especially on public chool property within Lynnwood’s jurisdiction.

This is an outrage. It demonstrates little regard for the people who reside here, especially the elderly.

With all of the high-density housing allowed in Lynnwood, it is just a matter of time before a catastrophe occurs.

I implore the City Council and mayor to reconsider the existing policy and establish an ordinance that prohibits the sale and use of fireworks in the city of Lynnwood.

Dan Palmer


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