A message from Monterey Fire Chief Gaudenz Panholzer:
California has been experiencing devastating fire seasons with large losses of lives, property, and environment. Use of fireworks for the 4th of July holiday creates a major threat for increased fires.
The City of Monterey asks that you do your patriotic duty to reduce the risk of fire by not using fireworks when celebrating the 4th of July. In the City you may be subject to a $1000 fine if you are caught using any type of fireworks (including those marked as "safe and sane"). Thank you for enjoying the holiday responsibly and safely.