Palmdale to Vote on Fireworks, Recreation

Palmdale voters would decide next April whether to outlaw fireworks and get a chance to tell city officials what they think of a proposed $25-million indoor recreation center, under measures given tentative City Council approval.

The council voted Monday night to place both measures on the city's April 14 ballot, but must confirm the decision later. Council members had promised in September, 1990, to allow voters to settle the fireworks issue after the council balked at following a majority of other cities in the county that have banned fireworks.

The vote on the fireworks measure would be binding. But the recreation center measure would be advisory only. Council members said they wanted more public input before proceeding with the project, which could cost local homeowners $40 to $60 a year.

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