Future OB Fireworks could be more expensive and more difficult to permit
Editor: The future of fireworks over the Ocean Beach Pier on the Fourth of July and everywhere else was the subject of a heated discussion at the Water Board meeting on December 16th. The discussion was so lively that it shot off its own – un-permitted – fireworks. The following rather tame article was the only thing recently published we could find about the meeting.
By Dave Schwab / La Jolla Light
Players largely reiterated their stances on a tentative order that could make it a lot harder — and expensive — to host fireworks over water potentially threatening community-oriented Fourth of July displays like the one held annually at La Jolla Cove.
Environmentalists and representatives of the fireworks industry and communities and organizations hosting fireworks displays over bodies of water crossed swords again at a two-hour public workshop Dec. 16 at the California Regional Qater Quality Control Board of San Diego in Kearny Mesa. The workshop was an opportunity to comment on Tentative Order No. R9-2010-0124, originally released on Sept. 23, 2010.
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