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Supervisor Janet Nguyen Encourages Safe Fourth of July Celebrations in the First District

(Santa Ana) - With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, Supervisor Janet Nguyen encourages all residents of the First District to celebrate Independence Day in a safe manner. While the use of firework is allowed in the Cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove, only “Safe and Sane” fireworks sold from approved vendors are permitted.

During this Independence Day weekend, police presence will be increased throughout Orange County to safe-guard against the use of illegal fireworks and prevent potential fire dangers.

Individuals who violate City Ordinances and Firework Regulations will be fined $1000 for each violation. Property owners who knowingly allow illegal firework activity to take place on their property will also be fined by the same amount.

Instead of lighting their own fireworks, residents are invited to attend spectacular firework shows put on by different Cities throughout the County. The City of Westminster will host its Fourth of July Celebration at the Westminster Civic Center at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4th, 2008, at 8200 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA.

Independence Day should be a time of celebration and fun; let’s be safe on the 4th of July as we celebrate the freedom we have here in the United States of America.

Supervisor Janet Nguyen represents the First District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Chair of the Transit Committee for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). She represents over 600,000 people, covering the Cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, and Midway City. Orange County ranks sixth most populous county in the nation and the second most populous county in the State of California. Orange County has the seventh highest county budget in the nation with a budget of over $6 billion and over 18,000 employees.

Contact: Jon Schlotthauer 714.834.3110