New Ordinance Considered To Crack Down On Illegal Fireworks In Sacramento

The City of Sacramento is considering a new ordinance to crack down on illegal fireworks.

Video Transcript

- The city of Sacramento is considering a new ordinance to crack down on illegal fireworks. Today, a committee will review a new plan to find property owners where illegal fireworks are being used. The fines would also be issued for usage on streets and sidewalks in front of people's homes. Because tickets would be sent by mail instead of in person, police officers are not the only ones who could issue a citation.

ERIC GUERRA: You can actually use our code officers and administrative officers to cite people who are hosting parties and shooting off illegal fireworks.

- And the initial fine would be $1,000, but go up to $5,000 for multiple violations. Today's committee will review the ordinance and then decide whether or not to send it to the city council for consideration.