TRACY - On June 1, 2011, the Tracy Fire Department hosted a lottery to determine which eligible non-profit organizations would have the opportunity to sell Safe and Sane Fireworks in Tracy.
The Tracy City Council recently joined other municipalities in San Joaquin County by adopting an ordinance allowing for the sale and discharge of California State Fire Marshal’s Office approved Safe and Sane Fireworks within the city limits of Tracy. The new ordinance limits the number of fireworks sales stands to one stand for each 10,000 resident population. With a current resident population in excess of 80,000, Tracy will issue nine permits to sell Safe and Sane Fireworks in 2011.
Only non-profit organizations are eligible to obtain a permit to sell Safe and Sane Fireworks. With the number of non-profit organizations exceeding the number of allowable permits, the City of Tracy created a lottery system to determine which organizations will be permitted to opera