EUGENE, Ore. — The 4th of July is just two weeks away and city councilors in Eugene are getting ready to vote on two ordinances that could impact this year’s celebration.
The ordinances are now on Monday’s agenda. The first proposes a potential $500 fine if you get caught using fireworks outside of July 3rd to the 5th or December 31st to January 1st. The second defines illegal use of fireworks as an offense in the current “unruly gathering” ordinance.
If at least two thirds of councilors vote to approve the ordinances, the council could adopt them as early as this 4th of July. A simple majority would result in a 30-day effective date.