Letters to the Editor

Fireworks remain a nuisance

In the June 13 edition of your paper there was an article about Auburn Police and how they will make some adjustments to fireworks patrols.

In the article, Chief Lee said the department plans to take some patrol officers away from the Lea Hill area and deploy officers in the top-three hot spots in Forest Villa, Forest Ridge and the area between 21st and 29th Street along F Street and 8th & I Street NE.

Well, I live on Lea Hill and every year it is like a war zone, and never have I ever seen a patrol car in this area, even if I call. The noise is so obnoxious, and it goes on from early evening until around 2 a.m.

Apparently, Chief Lee doesn't live on Lea Hill or he'd know just how bad it really is.

Pardon me, but as long as the Muckleshoots are able to sell fireworks and as long as there is no ban on fireworks in our area, it is never going to stop. It's noisy, smelly, messy, obnoxious and scares our pets, and yet none of our City officials seem to care.

If it's a hot Fourth, you can't even have your windows or doors open because of the noise, and frankly, I'm sick of it. There are other sane ways to celebrate our country's independence.

– Jeanne Herold

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