Happening nearby: Lynnwood City Council votes 4-3 to ban fireworks
The Lynnwood City Council voted 4-3 to ban the sale and discharge of fireworks within the city limits at Monday’s special business meeting.
Voting for the ban were City Council President Loren Simmonds, Vice-President Sid Roberts and Councilmembers Ruth Ross and M. Christopher Boyer. Those opposed to the ban were Councilmembers Ian Cotton, Benjamin Goodwin and Van AuBuchon.
The vote took place after a nearly two-hour work session in which a proposal by Cotton that would limit fireworks sales to four days and allow discharge of those fireworks only on July 4 with a permit was discussed.
The new law will not take effect until 2015.