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File #: 21-0544    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Legislative Matter Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/2/2021 Final action: 6/2/2021
Title: Urgency and Regular Ordinance amending Chapter 9.33 (Fireworks) of the Corona Municipal Code to clarify the prohibitions for the sale, use, discharge, and possession of fireworks within the community and Resolution No. 2021-050 increasing the penalties for violations of Chapter 9.33.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Exhibit 1 – FD - ORD (URGENCY) INCREASING FIREWORKS VIOLATIONS (CMC 9.33) (06-02-21), 3. Exhibit 2 – FD - ORD (REGULAR) INCREASING FIREWORKS VIOLATIONS (CMC 9.33) (06-16-21), 4. Exhibit 3 – CD-CODE - RESO UPDATING ADMINISTRATIVE PENALITES FOR VIOLATION OF CMC (FIREWORKS INCREASE) (2021-050) (06-02-21), 5. Exhibit 4 – REDLINE - FIREWORKS ORD (06-02-21)
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION



DATE: 06/02/2021

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

FROM: Management Services Department

SUBJECT:
Title
Urgency and Regular Ordinance amending Chapter 9.33 (Fireworks) of the Corona Municipal Code to clarify the prohibitions for the sale, use, discharge, and possession of fireworks within the community and Resolution No. 2021-050 increasing the penalties for violations of Chapter 9.33.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
Chapter 9.33 (Fireworks) of the Corona Municipal Code prohibits the sale, use, discharge, and possession of fireworks within the City limits. The attached Urgency Ordinance amends Chapter 9.33 to make it clear that fireworks of any type are prohibited within the City. The attached Resolution No. 2021-050 increases the administrative civil penalty for violations involving "Safe and Sane" fireworks to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation and the penalty for violations involving dangerous fireworks to up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) per violation.


RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommended action
That the City Council:

a. Adopt Urgency Ordinance No. 3332, an Ordinance of the City of Corona, California amending Chapter 9.33 of the Corona Municipal Code to increase the penalties for fireworks violations.

b. Introduce by title only and waive full reading of Ordinance No. 3333, first reading of an Ordinance of the City of Corona, California amending Chapter 9.33 of the Corona Municipal Code to increase the penalties for fireworks violations.

c. Adopt Resolution No. 2021-050 amending the administrative penalties schedule for violations of the Corona Municipal Code.

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BACKGROUND & HISTORY:
On April 27th, 2021, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the introduction of an amendment prohibiting fireworks. As part of the proposed amendment, Riverside County approved increasing their max penalty for "Safe and Sane" fireworks from up to five hundred dollars ($500) to up to one thousand...

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