St. Augustine Will Hold Fireworks Decision Until After Jacksonville Makes Their Call

St. Augustine Will Hold Fireworks Decision Until After Jacksonville Makes Their Call

Written on 05/28/2020

While no one gave you and I credit for calling out the bad info, or getting the fireworks company on the phone and opening the line of communication, this is still a massive step in the right direction! Kudos to the commission for doing the right thing, this is very much appreciated.
The city of St. Augustine sent out a news release Wednesday announcing that the City Commission will make a decision about the July 4 fireworks show at its June 8 meeting.
Following the City Commission’s May 11 decision to suspend the annual fireworks display, which was made based on inaccurate information, City Manager John Regan suggested convening a special City Commission meeting in late May to re-evaluate that decision with more up-to-date information.
At that time, Fireworks by Santore, Inc., the city’s fireworks vendor, had requested a written commitment or cancellation for services by May 29, without penalty of a cancellation fee; therefore, a public meeting prior to that date would have satisfied that deadline, the city said in the release.
With a long-standing working relationship between the city and Fireworks by Santore, the deadline for a decision has been negotiated to extend until June 8, following the 10 a.m. City Commission meeting.