This ordinance would authorize the fireworks show and would require people to wear a face covering when they are outside in a publicly accessible location watching the fireworks show in Gastineau Channel that starts on July 3. People that stay in a car are not required to wear a face covering. This ordinance provides face covering exemptions for children under two and people with disabilities. A person who violates this ordinance would be subject to a $25 civil fine.
On June 22, 2020, the Assembly Committee of the Whole discussed the upcoming fireworks show. The Committee voted to allow the July 3 fireworks show upon passage of a face covering requirement for the people watching. If this ordinance is not adopted, then the July 3 fireworks show would not occur.