• LFOldTimer

    Well, if the 4th of July firework’s “war zone” punted on by the council sets a Santa Ana home on fire and injures or kills the occupants – there’s going to be a whole lotta questions asked at the post-holiday council meeting.
    These politicians always claim the public’s safety is their primary core responsibility as public officials ……. until it’s not.
    So there must be something else that trumps public safety.
    Hmmm?

    • UnitedWeStand

      TNT Fireworks is an affiliate member of the Association of California Cities-OC and sponsors some their events. http://www.accoc.org/about-us/members/ However, it doesn’t look like Santa Ana is a member city.

  • UnitedWeStand

    I’m really sorry to read “council members opted to punt the issue until AFTER this year’s holiday and address it at their July 5th meeting”. Isn’t public safety the most important issue of a city council? It appears the city is depending too much on their nonprofits to provide services which seems to be the case throughout good ole Orange County. The politicians throughout Orange County are responsible for the massive housing development, yet they appear to not care about the services to handle the increased population and resulting traffic. The “city staff should have had a “comprehensive plan” for education and enforcement” a very long time ago” to protect the families, their children and the pets. I’m RUSHING to my voting booth this year!!!

  • David Zenger

    Central and west Anaheim have turned into a war zone, too. Who could have foreseen people setting of “legal” fireworks in the street, and illegal rockets and bombs, too since, hey, who’s going to monitor the difference?

    Of course in Anaheim the kleptocracy, in its perpetual mercantalist mind-set has hand-chosen a distributor for (fun and) profit to see “how it works out.”

    Of course Disney dumps tons of ignited heavy metals and toxic particulate matter on its neighbors every year without challenge, so why not give everybody else a little fun for the weeks before and after the 4th.

    • UnitedWeStand

      TNT Fireworks is an affiliate member of the Association of California Cities-OC and sponsors some their events. http://www.accoc.org/about-us Anaheim is a member city.

      • David Zenger

        And I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn they had hired the “services” of a well-known lobbyist.

        But in Anaheim there was an agreement with the underprivileged folks who run the Honda Center to be the middlemen – at a nice profit.

    • UnitedWeStand

      David, I have to take exception to your comment about Disney. Disneyland is the only decent thing in grand ole Orange County. It brings a lot of enjoyment to a lot of people and especially children. And I do not fault them for their “campaign contributions” . Its the greedy politicians who have their hands out. It’s disgusting and detrimental to our democracy.

      • Philmore

        Take all the “exceptions” you want, they have little value. The mindset that pillories recipients but ignores corrupting contributors is JUST as “disgusting and detrimental to our democracy”. Like both ends of that transaction AND the happy children and customers, crappy air quality and crappy government are HARDLY a concern to those who sleep ELSEWHERE at night.

        • UnitedWeStand

          Dear Philmore, .

          We teach our children to say NO to drugs. The politicians should say NO to campaign contributions !!!!!! Its real simple.

          I am very concerned the crappy air quality may unfortunately increase in California due to the fact that Republican Dwight Robinson was just voted onto the SCAQMD and tilted the scales to the Republican party which like would to turn California into another Texas which has the worst air pollution and water pollution in the U.S.

          In 2014, there were approximately 17 million registered voters in California, but approximately 7 million voted. I hope the people who take the time to complain here, take the time to vote.

  • LFOldTimer

    Must have been lots of campaign contributions changing hands.

    Money trumps public safety.

    • Jacki Livingston

      Precisely. The injuries, damage and death caused by these things is massive, and totally meaningless to the powers that be.