Fireworks continue to be a significant nuisance in the City of Los Angeles, causing a wildfire threat to our communities, distressing people, and endangering pets, livestock, and wildlife, as well as causing air pollution. Thank you to members of my community that worked with my team and I to build awareness in advance of 4th July, I introduced legislation today calling for a comprehensive plan to address illegal fireworks.
My motion directs City Departments to:
•Create a fireworks buyback program
•Create a reward program to encourage individuals to report major suppliers of illegal fireworks
•Enable the MyLA311 app as a platform to report illegal fireworks year round
•Expand the current seasonal online portal via the LAPD website
•Report with data on the number of dead and recovered animals during periods of increased fireworks usage.
This cultural shift will help our communities by preventing structural fires and wildfires, improving the quality of life for residents, and increasing animal safety.