Inglewood residents have voiced their concerns regarding the nuisance created by illegal fireworks and the disruption they cause to people and their pets. Councilman Alex Padilla would like to thank our District 2 Community members who took the time to call or email his office regarding their concerns. On May 30, 2017 Councilman Padilla along with the mayor and other council members approved a new ordinance to address fireworks in our City.
The amendments, along with the current ordinance within the Inglewood Municipal Code, will regulate the use and discharge of fireworks. The new ordinance will go into effect city-wide on June 30, 2017. Here is what the new ordinance mandates:
•The only fireworks permitted within the City of Inglewood are “Safe and Sane.” These fireworks are approved by the state fire marshall, and must bear the fire marshall’s seal. All other fireworks are illegal.
•The discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks can now only take place on July 4th between 5pm-10pm. No other days are allowed.
•Safe and Sane fireworks can only be sold between June 24th and July 4th. Only authorized Inglewood nonprofits can sell fireworks.
•Anyone who violates the ordinance is subject to a maximum fine of up to $500.
•To report violators and remain anonymous, call the Fireworks Anonymous Hotline at 310-412-4353. To report fireworks violations that are in progress, call the Inglewood Police Dept. Dispatch at 310-412-8771.