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San Mateo County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Measure G
City of San Bruno

Ordinance - Majority Aproval Required

Pass: 6,654 / 65.3% Yes votes ...... 3,533 / 34.7% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 30 9:53am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (23/23)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis |

"Shall the Safe & Sane Fireworks Ordinance + which allows the continued sale, use, or discharge of Safe & Sane Fireworks + be adopted?"

Yes ________ No _________

Impartial Analysis from the City Attorney of San Bruno
The San Bruno City Council directed that an initiative ordinance be placed before the voters regarding whether the City's "safe and sane" fireworks law should remain in effect.

Existing Law: Cities are allowed to ban or to regulate "safe and sane" fireworks. Currently, San Bruno regulates them. San Bruno Municipal Code Chapter 6.50 limits the days and hours when "safe and sane" fireworks may be sold, used, or discharged to a period of time around the July 4th holiday. It also limits where they may be used or discharged. Violators may be fined for not complying with the City's ordinance. Chapter 6.50 will expire on January 31,

Effect of the Measure: The Initiative would re-adopt Chapter 6.50 with some changes. First, the expiration date would be removed so that the ordinance would remain in effect unless repealed or amended by the voters. The City Council would be only authorized to make minor changes to the ordinance such as to the days and time when "safe and sane" fireworks may be sold, used or discharged. Secondly, the City Council may modify the penalties for violations. Finally, the Initiative makes minor grammatical changes to the text of the ordinance.

A "yes" vote in favor of the Initiative extends existing City law allowing the continued sale, use or discharge of "safe and sane" fireworks. If adopted by the voters, the City Council would not have the authority to change or amend this law without voter approval.

A "no" vote against the Initiative would leave the City's law set to expire in
2006. The City Council would retain the discretion to consider various options at that time, including but not limited to, enacting a ban on the sale, use, or discharge of "safe and sane" fireworks.

To be adopted, the measure must receive "yes" votes from a majority of the voters voting on the measure. /s/ Pamela Thompson City Attorney

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