Lottery will decide who gets fireworks sales permits

first_imgWHITTIER – With 32 civic groups applying and just 10 permits available for fireworks sales this Fourth of July – well, that’s a bit of a problem. To solve it fairly, city officials in Whittier tonight will raffle off the permits. Each of the groups will receive a raffle ticket, which will go into a big drum. Those selected will get permits. The sale of fireworks for July 4, approved by the Whittier City Council earlier this year, could be a boon to local civic groups’ fund-raising efforts. For the first time in about a decade, residents will be able to buy and use so-called “safe and sane” fireworks in the city to celebrate Independence Day. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s probably why so many have applied. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img