Councilor Lederman Co-Sponsors Legislation to Increase Fines for Illegal Fireworks
At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman has joined lead sponsor Councilor Victor Davila and Co-Sponsors Melvin Edwards, Justin Hurst, Michael Fenton, and Adam Gomez to introduce legislation placing additional civil fines in place for those who fire off illegal firework displays in the City of Springfield.
Under their proposal, an additional $300 fine would be levied by the Springfield Fire Department for illegal firework displays in addition to the state fine of $100 for posession.
“I have received countless communications from neighbors across our city like never before. These acts are dangerous and illegal, not to mention inconsiderate, especially to families with young children and individuals experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder including our veterans,” said Councilor Lederman, “We are acting to send a clear message to those who would subject our neighborhoods to such harassment, cut it out.”