Then-mayor Troy Hickman made the decision June 29th, forcing the booth operators to shut down after just two days of sales. The reason: very hot temperatures and gusty wind combined to make the drought conditions even worse, and concern about out-of-control fires that might occur.
City Commissioners will discuss this year’s sale and use of fireworks during Thursday’s work session. Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno says staff is recommending prohibition.
The city did allow last year’s Wild West Fest July 4th fireworks show.