Advisory Vote 1: Fireworks in Duvall
On November 8, 2016, Duvall residents will have an opportunity to provide an advisory vote on whether or not to enact a prohibition of fireworks within city limits.
Under current law, consumer fireworks may be sold and purchased June 28 through July 5, and discharged on July 4 only. Fireworks are prohibited at all other times, except in the case of public fireworks displays.
The Duvall City Council has debated whether to prohibit or place further restrictions on fireworks to protect public health, safety, and welfare and believes an advisory vote will provide a more definitive representation of the public will about this issue. On July 19, 2016, the City Council passed a resolution placing the advisory vote on the November ballot. The official ballot proposition will read as follows:
SALE, POSSESSION, AND DISCHARGE OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY OF DUVALL
The Duvall City Council is calling for an advisory election to determine whether the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited within the city limits of Duvall. The prohibition of the sale, possession or discharge of consumer fireworks would not affect properly licensed and permitted public displays of fireworks.
Shall the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks be prohibited within the city limits of Duvall?
For more information, please contact Jodi Wycoff or call 425-788-1185.