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San Ramon cancels its popular July 4 fireworks show

Original post made on Mar 1, 2012

San Ramon's traditional July 4 aerial fireworks display -- which grew tremendously popular year after year, especially as neighboring cities eliminated their fireworks shows, has been cancelled by city leaders this year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7:45 AM

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

"Only three San Ramon residents, two of whom were teenagers, spoke before the City Council"

What difference does it make that two of the three who spoke at the City Council were teenagers? What implication is Kevin Wing trying to make? Would he write "one of who was elderly" or "two of whom were Asian" with regards to future meetings?

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Posted by tiki3
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

I feel the "only three San Ramon residents.." comment might give the wrong impression on how much interest the residents have taken in this. Here is a quote from Web Link : "City officials wanted to gauge input from residents on the matter. More than 600 e-mails were received during a period of several days leading up to Tuesday night's council meeting. Among those e-mails, nearly half -- or 296 e-mails -- were in support of continuing with the fireworks display. "
The San Ramon Patch (erroneously) ran front page articles about how the council had decided to cancel the fireworks immediately after that February 14th meeting and for days after. I wonder how much of an impact that had on the turnout for this meeting (at a changed venue, at that).

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Posted by Pepper
a resident of Old Towne
on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

Pepper is a registered user.

I just want to know why cities can have fireworks any time they want but the citizens can't even burn wood in their own fireplace?

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Posted by mommyofthree
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

what a sad world we live in. for some reason i don't believe the fireworks will ever return to san ramon. next year the tab will escalate to $1 million dollars. maybe we can watch the fireworks on tv...woo hoo!!

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Why did they cancel the SAN RAMON 2012 fireworks show that's RIDICULOUS! I'm very disappointed. Please bring the fireworks back.

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