Re "Stop the fireworks" (Letters, June 28): The sale of fireworks is supposed to support non-profits. I never see their names posted on the booths.
Every year, the fire departments put out the many fires started by fireworks. I believe property owners and fire departments should bill the state for all financial costs and damages fireworks cause.
Every year animal control and SPCA shelters are over-run with dogs who panic from the noise and run from their homes. Also, many dog owners have to pay vet bills for tranquilizers to keep their dogs calm.
I think its time to publish the names and profits earned of every non-profit who sells fireworks. Next, I think its time to publish the cost of property damage and fire fighting resulting from sales of fireworks.
Perhaps these numbers would convince California government to outlaw fireworks.
-- Shari Baelfyr, Rio Linda