As a follow up to our efforts to educate and curtail the use of fireworks in Oakley, shortly after the 4th of July I posted a letter seeking residents’ assistance in identifying those that may be setting off fireworks in their neighborhoods. We received some very positive comments about our efforts and over twenty emails from residents that anonymously provided addresses of potential violators.
As part of our action plan, residents living at these addresses that are suspected of fireworks use will receive a direct contact from the Oakley Police Department. These residents will be reminded that all types of fireworks are illegal in Oakley and that we have identified their address as a location where fireworks may have been set off in the past. The Police Department will emphasize our zero tolerance and that additional enforcement will be conducted during the celebratory holidays – specifically at and near the addresses that have been identified. We are hopeful that this preventative measure will have a positive impact.
We continue to seek your input and any information regarding who might be setting off fireworks in Oakley. This link is to a convenient form you can use to send this information to us. You can remain anonymous http://www.ci.oakley.ca.us/report-illegal-fireworks/ . We strongly feel that focusing on prevention will reduce the problem and free up resources for direct and aggressive enforcement for those that continue to violate the law.
Thank you again for your help and cooperation as we work to address this serious problem.
Mayor Kevin Romick