Opposed to Sonoma fireworks show
Posted on June 29, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Sun
All it takes is one spark! Let reason prevail! Cancel Sonoma’s fireworks!
Host another kind of celebratory event which does not pose deadly risks to the community! Kinetic, stationary bikes which can be configured to project images on the sides of buildings is a thought. Charge a small fee for individuals to pedal them to create the energy necessary for the projection. It’s time to think outside the box! (Past time!)
If you must, send the fireworks display to the raceway and out of the heart of Sonoma proper. Imagine the chaos of evacuating residents and revelers in a small town with only one road in and out! Previous evacuations have demonstrated the overwhelming impact of such limitations.
It is embarrassing to think it necessary for entertainment’s sake to fork over $80 grand to the Chinese for such potentially devastating frivolity especially in a designated fire zone. Our wildlife, domestic pets, and the preponderance of our human residents deserve better! The strain of stress is already manifesting itself socially, politically, and environmentally. Why contribute further?
— Cindy Lindh, Sonoma