Sunday, March 18, 2012

The city of Encinitas still doesn't have a 4th of July fireworks display



Encinitas has been a city since 1986, and still no official fireworks display for the 4th of July. Dear city leaders, you spend a lot of money on pet projects and always speak of how Encinitas is a family friendly city. Get it together and organize a fireworks barge off Moonlight Beach for this year.

19 comments:

  1. No money for fireworks. Six-figure pensions at 55.

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  2. When do we quit demanding that government provide for our every petty whim? We insist on service then get bent when government is so large and ineffective.

    Enough, soon we'll have licensed fireworks technicians with a whole new department to look after them.

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  3. When do we quit demanding that government provide for our every petty whim? We insist on service then get bent when government is so large and ineffective.

    Enough, soon we'll have licensed fireworks technicians with a whole new department to look after them.

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  4. The only fireworks are within the corridors of City Hall. Maybe Muir will fund them - at $175,000/year, he has money to spare.

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  5. Let's put one together. Last year Marco whats-his-name said he was in for $500. I said I was in for $100, and I still am. That will get us a handful of sparklers and a bottle rocket. It's a start.

    Anyone want to pony up and maybe get a Roman Candle?

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  6. There used to be a pretty awesome private fireworks show at Stone Steps until the government shut it down man.

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  7. On the bright side, we have a nice train station here in Encinitas and you can hop on the Coaster & go see the SD bay show which is pretty cool.

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  8. On the bright side, we have a nice train station here in Encinitas and you can hop on the Coaster & go see the SD bay show which is pretty cool.

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  9. They are too busy dealing with very important matters, such as whether or not to ban texting while sitting for city council meetings, or whether to allow advertising on the dog poop baggy dispensers.

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  10. While fireworks are fun to watch, they leave a toxic residue of heavy metals that descend onto our land and waters. (the toxic substances are needed to give the display the intense colors) So while I have enjoyed firework displays in the past, I feel that we need to consider whether it is worth the environmental insult.

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  11. Maybe they're a little gun-shy on entertainment since that whole strip club thing didn't go over so well.

    Hard to predict what people are going to enjoy.

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  12. I'd like to use the train more and visit downtown Encinitas, but there are no safe walkways on Vulcan..... what is us with our City Council? why don't they approve some decent walkways along Vulcan, so Leucadians could enjoy the park, the train station, and downtown Encinitas. What a wasted opportunity!

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  13. Why can't things just be perfect everywhere?

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  14. You need to check with the Encinitas Coast Law Group headed by Marco Gonzales. This group thinks that fireworks should be illegal.

    UT said that "Marco Gonzales seems intent on wasting as much court time as possible on his misguided campaign against July 4th fireworks," said a statement by Alex Roth, a spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders. "He also wants three-quarters of a million dollars in legal fees from taxpayers. I'm guessing he'll be submitting an even bigger bill at some point, which is sad."

    The group is nothing more than an environmental ambulance chaser!

    Isn't this the same group that wants all the houses on the coast to fall into the ocean in order to get more sand on our beaches - how ridiculous is that - where do we stop?

    Marco Gonzales is not only fighting for environmental issues, his group is fighting for a new development in Olivenhain that the residents oppose. Oh, I guess it is all about the money!

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  15. there are no safe walkways on Vulcan
    False.

    I'm upset that no one on the Council will pick me up at my house, take me to the station, and pay for my ticket. This sucks.

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  16. Really, please explain Rob... where are the safe walkways?

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  17. There are safe walkways along Vulcan from one end to the other. They aren't all handicap accessible -- is that what you mean?

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  18. Rob, ADA compliance has become the latest cash grab for lawyers. There is currently one laeyer who is going around the county sueing cities and businesses for non compliance. There is also this strange philosophy that we need five to eight foot concrete sidewalks throughout the city. A strange case of concrete envy if you will. Maybe it's Solana Beach's fault. They have a nice rail corridor with lots of wide concrete. Very pedestrian friendly. The real issue on vulcan is those damn thorns! You cant go to Cardiff and back on vulcan without getting a flat.

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  19. Yep, I heard downtown Encinitas just had to redo their Streetscape, yanking out flowers, trees and concrete to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars in order to add ADA parking spaces on public property on every block. Also that lawsuits from the same gentlemen land a minimum of 7K out of countless small local businesses in North County by "settling out of court" (as their usual defense lawyers are recommending). What is easy money for a few, is highway robbery for the many. Could the reason the "countless" businesses are not complaining be due to it being contingent to their settlement agreement? What a silent system.

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