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City of University Place Advisory Proposition no. 1

The City of University Place is calling for an advisory election to determine whether the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited in the City of University Place. The prohibition of the sale, possession or discharge of consumer fireworks would not affect properly licensed and permitted public displays of fireworks. Should the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks be prohibited in the City of University Place?Explanatory Statement Consumer fireworks are fireworks that may be purchased at fireworks stands in University Place. Under the municipal code, fireworks may be sold and purchased between noon and 11:00 p.m. on June 28, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on June 29 through July 3, and between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks may be discharged or used between 9:00 a.m. and midnight on July 4 and between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on December 31 and January 1 of the subsequent year. The sale, purchase, discharge or use is prohibited at any other time of the year. Violations are criminal offenses. Proposition 1 seeks a non-binding advisory vote as to whether the City Council should pass an ordinance prohibiting the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks in University Place at all times, including the July 4 holiday period. A vote of "Yes" on Proposition 1 is a vote in favor of the City Council adopting a law making it unlawful to sell, possess and discharge consumer fireworks at all times in University Place. A vote of "No" on Proposition 1 is a voteagainst the City Council adopting such a law.
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