Letter: Why not fine people who set off fireworks?

Jul 12, 2017

Editor's Note: The Beacon invited Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang to respond to this letter ("Enforcing fireworks ban takes a community," July 12).

Like other cities where fireworks are banned, Mukilteo does its due diligence each year by posting signs around town and updating the police website, to no avail.

We have lived above the field between Mukilteo Elementary and Olympic View Middle School for 38 years and have put up with the yearly deluge – also on New Year's Eve – of fireworks, barking dogs and car alarms.

This Fourth of July was the worst. Some of these fireworks sounded illegal to shoot off anywhere other than on a reservation. Granted, the police probably had other issues around town, but the field always attracts people wanting to set off illegal fireworks.

Given this knowledge, I don't understand why at least one officer can't find their way to the entrance of either Mukilteo Elementary or Olympic View and at least issue a warning when this begins.

Aside from our own neighborhood, there were dozens of other places around Mukilteo that were being lit up. Why not fine these people so they and others get the message that our city will, in fact, enforce what we say we will.


Patti McBride
Comments (1)
Posted by: Lynn McKinney | Jul 14, 2017 22:58


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