TUCKER, Ga. (September 5, 2018) – The City of Tucker is seeking public input on potential changes to the City ordinance pertaining to fireworks. Specifically, the Mayor and City Council want to hear how the private use of fireworks has impacted residents, either positively or negatively.
“With recent change to the state law on fireworks, localities have the opportunity to make changes to their ordinances so long as it does not supersede the state law,” said City Attorney Brian Anderson. “The state law stipulates that fireworks are permitted on January 1, the last Saturday and Sunday in May, July 3, July 4, Labor Day and December 31 from 10 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. They are also allowed on January 1 from 12-1 a.m. Those rules we cannot change.”While there are no specific proposals at this time, Tucker’s Mayor and City Council are hoping that significant public response could guide changes to the ordinance on fireworks. They will hold a special period of public comment at the City Council meeting on September 10 to receive input on the issue. They also are asking for input via email. Residents or businessowners wishing to weigh in, can send their thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.