Fireworks at Water Board Meeting on Fireworks

by on December 20, 2010 · 6 comments

in Culture, Environment, San Diego


Fireworks over the OB Pier by Jeff Stone, July 4, 2009.


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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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

OB Dude December 21, 2010 at 8:17 am

I am fine with no fireworks….what do they cost $50,000 ??? Let’s put the money each year into the pier to keep it safe and looking nice


Frank Gormlie December 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

$25,000 according to Gary’s post : .


Smuffy December 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

The constant barrage of airplanes over OB deposits more pollution than the singular fireworks display. Why does no one say anything about the soot from that? We could use some clean-up funds from the SAN.


Frank Gormlie December 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm

bump ^


OB Dude December 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Right on about plane soot! If I was able to vote, I say cancel air travel and forget about fireworks and I would enjoy the peace and quiet….that is as long as the ambulance sirens aren’t going, dogs aren’t barking, sewer and water crew isn’t using the heavy equipment, landscapers aren’t cutting lawns and blowing dirt around and nobody’s blowing their horn cause they are too lazy to get out of the car and knock on a door when the go to pick somebody up!

Today, with the nasty weather and the usual outbound planes we are blessed with the inbound planes…. I am not that crazy to be livin in OB :-(


Abby December 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Maybe we could have a laser show instead of fireworks.


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