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East Palo Alto to host public meetings on business district development, fireworks Thursday

Original post made on May 27, 2021

East Palo Alto will host two community discussions on Thursday: a workshop on the future of the city's Ravenswood Business District and a town hall discussing the impact of fireworks in the community.

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Comments (7)

Posted by YP
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 27, 2021 at 5:34 pm

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Fireworks out of control. Sad statement on our local community. I feel so sorry for the law abiding hard working folks of EPA. I hear it here in CP, can't imagine what is like in EPA. It used to start around July 4th, then mid-June , now it's pretty much all of May, June, July. Who launches fireworks at 2am, 4am?


Posted by Butterfli
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 28, 2021 at 1:03 am

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How's this for a choice of words.......
Uncouth, ill- bred, inconsiderate, rude, uncivilized, discourteous, disrespectful, uncalled for, impolite, tactless, thoughtless and ill-mannered!!
Shall I continue?
I live in East Palo Alto and the fireworks at all hours of the day and night are relentless and disturbing to say the least! My poor dog is terrified and doesn't even want to come outside to walk. And just when I've coaxed her from under the couch someone sets off another m80 and my dog retreats back under the couch not to be seen again for at least another hour! It is ridiculous! I am all for allowing people to celebrate holidays but we have to be respectful and limit it to just holidays.
Something really needs to be done about this. And just when you think they've run out of fireworks and it's over, it starts right back up again @ 0300!!!
I wish people would be a little more considerate.

I hope this comment finds its readers well!


Posted by YP
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 28, 2021 at 5:58 am

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@butterfli
you forgot ''criminal"- fireworks are illegal and for good reason


Posted by Raleigh Winslow
a resident of Downtown North
on May 28, 2021 at 6:49 am

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In regards to the fireworks issue, it seems simple enough that a resident either hearing or seeing illegal fireworks being discharged in their immediate vicinity would contact the EPA police department who in turn would investigate matters in a timely manner and make the appropriate arrests/confiscations.

Is the PD response time too slow or are they ignoring these calls?

And are calls to the PD involving these matters considered non 911 and referred to as police business calls?

Lastly, are there gunshots being discharged as well?


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 28, 2021 at 11:03 am

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Fireworks are being let off already and it is still May. Last summer every night for about 2 months we would hear fireworks often before it was even dark!

Looking at Nextdoor, people are thinking they are gunshots and reporting them as such to police.


Posted by Manny Rodriguez
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 28, 2021 at 1:21 pm

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The illegal fireworks are sourced either from out of state or Tijuana.

There are some well-stocked arsenal in this town and everyone finds something to celebrate about.

It's not just limited to New Years or the 4th anymore.


Posted by An Attorney At Large
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 28, 2021 at 3:48 pm

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