Two potentially hot issues are on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Council.
Councilmember Gary Taylor has requested a discussion on the future sale and use of “safe and sane” fireworks within city limits.
Stanton is one of 10 cities in Orange County where those pyrotechnics can be sold and discharged. The others are Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Villa Park and Westminster.
Much of the problem that cities have had with Fourth of July fireworks has revolved around illegal devices, or the altering of the “safe and sane” – as certified by the state fire marshal – variety so as to be illegal.
However, law enforcement officials state that the discharge of the legal variety makes it difficult to enforce the ban against the unlawful products. As a general rule, any device that leaves the ground is against the law.
Also Tuesday night, the council will take up a request by Councilmember Carol Warren to consider a cost-of-living increase in the compensation paid to members of the city council. At present, Stanton councilmembers are paid $850 a month.
In January the Garden Grove City Council approved a raise from $486.05 per month to $1,312.35, with the mayor receiving an additional $200 per month. The raises will be effective on Jan. 1, 2023.
The council will meet in person at Stanton City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave., west of Beach Boulevard.