Poll: Should ‘Safe and Sane’ Fireworks Be Legalized in San Diego County?

Mayor Tim Sbranti of Dublin, CA, talks about safe fireworks.

The Fourth is all about traditional values—communities joining to cheer the anniversary of independence via parades, picnics and proud shows of fireworks. But one tradition is prohibited in San Diego County: private pyrotechnics and those without permits. In Northern California, according to the San Jose Mercury News, more than a dozen cities allow the sale and use of so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, including Petaluma, San Bruno and Union City. Should small, ground-based displays again be allowed here, too? (Meanwhile, see our holiday guide.)