Sale, Possession and Discharge of Consumer Fireworks in the City of Bothell
The Bothell City Council is calling for an advisory election to determine whether the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited within the City of Bothell. The prohibition of the sale, possession or discharge of consumer fireworks would not affect properly licensed and permitted public displays of fireworks.
Shall the sale, possession and discharge of consumer (commonly referred to as safe and sane) fireworks be prohibited in the City of Bothell?
What would the ballot measure do?
The ballot measure is an advisory measure. If the measure passes, the City Council will consider results of the election in making a determination about whether the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited within the City of Bothell. The Council wants to know whether the public favors a ban against consumer fireworks (“Safe and Sane” fireworks – those typically sold at booths as fundraisers.)
When would it take effect?
The earliest the measure could take effect would be July 4, 2018, if Council enacts a measure to prohibit the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks.
How can I get involved?
On July 19, the Council is scheduled to appoint committees to write "pro" and "con" statements that will appear in the local voters' pamphlet. The Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is a public meeting.