Friday, August 29, 2014

On the issue of fireworks.

In November of 2013, there were a wide variety of advisory votes which measured the temper of the people of Clark County on a variety of issues: among those was a question concerning fireworks:

CLARK COUNTY Advisory Vote No. 6 Fireworks Use and Sale

Yes 53,762 60.26%

No 35,454 39.74%

Total Votes 89,216 100%

The vote was obvious and overwhelming.  As a result of the vote, the ordinance as it is currently written should be modified to reflect this outcome:

Limit sales county wide to July 2, 3, and 4.

Limit the discharge of fireworks to July 4.

That is what was asked.  That is what we voted for.  That is what we want.

We cannot parse these results.  We cannot, on one hand, drive forward based on positive outcomes on other advisory votes while ignoring those we may not want.

I did not support those vote and do not support it.

But that is neither here nor there.  The people have spoken.  Stop screwing around and implement this outcome.

Failure to do so weakens you politically in other areas.  So, just do it.

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