It was a sad finale to a promising and relaxing Fourth of July in Clark County. The county council’s vote 3-2 to reinstate large fireworks after they had been banned in December was a disappointment for many even though 56 percent of the 970 written comments opposed this reversal.
It was stated that restricting fireworks limits personal freedom; what about personal freedom of those who oppose them and are bothered by them? I would like a list of local businesses who are harmed by not being able to sell these bombs. As I wrote to Councilor Medvigy well before the meeting, “I know that you and your cronies will reverse the ban.” Well, they did, no surprise.
Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien stated it best: “(In December), too, we had pleas to put this off — to deaf ears.” I hope she realizes the deaf ears are the result of closed-minded politicians or those who have been deafened by the onslaught of July explosions. I ask that each council member be interviewed and explain their vote to the people of Clark County.