Please joins us for a
Let Your Voice Be Heard Press Conference

Date:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Time:

3:00 PM

Location:

Seaside City Hall Parking Lot

(440 Harcourt Ave)

The sale and use of State‐Approved Fireworks have been permi􏰀ed in Seaside for virtually half a century. In the last decade alone, it has resulted in over $1 million in funding of cri􏰁cal programs delivered by Seaside nonprofit organiza􏰁ons each and every year. In 2020, over $260,000 was raised that will be invested in youth sports, services, veterans, and community programs in our community as a result of the sale of state‐approved fireworks. Without the revenue these groups generate each 4th of July through the sale of legal, State‐Approved Fireworks these organiza􏰁ons would not be able to do what they do for our community.

We invite you to join us on the steps of City Hall to urge the City Council not to ban the sale and use of State Fire Marshal‐ Approved Fireworks because:

  • State‐Approved Fireworks sold by the Seaside nonprofit organizati􏰁ons are not the problem in Seaside....Illegal fireworks are the problem!

  • Banning the use of State‐Approved Fireworks will not lead to less illegal fireworks, it will lead to more illegal fireworks!

  • Without their fireworks fundraiser, these 7 Seaside nonprofits will be unable to con􏰁nue to deliver all of these cri􏰁cal programs in the community.

  • The City has no plan on how to replace the nonprofits’ lost revenue.

  • The City has been unable to prevent the use of illegal fireworks for the 359 days of the year when State‐Approved Fireworks are not being sold.

Bring your own sign. Wear a mask and practice physical distancing. (Masks and water will be provided)