West Richland Councilman Richard Bloom said he hopes the signs he lined up along Keene Road will convince people to be safe this Fourth of July.
"What I'm really trying to do is help keep the illegal fireworks out of West Richland," he said.
The signs read, "You shoot a rocket in the air, where it lands you better care!" Another cautions, "Know the rules. No rockets, mortars 1 3/4 max, no sparks in the parks, fines $250 plus. Have a safe 4th."
Bloom repurposed some of his old campaign signs and gave them a new message.
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"We're the only area that allows aerials but that doesn't mean everything is OK," he said. "Rockets like we saw last year -- that were obviously bought on the Indian reservation -- are not legal."
The council voted this year to ban all fireworks in city parks.
A list of permitted fireworks is posted at each fireworks stand in West Richland and on the city's website, westrichland.org under "Government" and "Municipal Code."
In West Richland, fireworks go on sale at noon June 28 until noon July 6.