Capitola fireworks show is a go after...

Capitola fireworks show is a go after Councilman Norton changes his vote

There are 42 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Mar 28, 2009, titled Capitola fireworks show is a go after Councilman Norton changes his vote. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A fireworks show to celebrate the city's 60th birthday was almost canceled Thursday night in a surprising turn of events at City Hall.

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Really

AOL

#1 Mar 28, 2009
What are Redtree Properties and Devcon Construction getting out of this in return? This will cost the city money no matter how they look at it! Really bad timing. I vote no!
cure cancer n ALS

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Mar 28, 2009
stop this nonsense

fireworks pollute n scare pets n I hate the proles having fun anyway

ban public smoking-music-drinking-and any fun behaiviour or any vice in public

the whiners that bich bout cig smoke should protest the massive pollution fireworks create.

stay home n watch judge Judy or whatever..........
get real

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Mar 28, 2009
i notice swenson gave shlt for this celebration but he still has his teeth in the rispin which is now fenced off and ready to start building. did you know that?
Let Celebrate

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#5 Mar 28, 2009
I think the firework show would be great for Capitola. Lets live and enjoy life and not stay at home and close all the doors and windows and be afraid of the world like a bunch of idiots. The fire work donation will help just about every business and they all share the wealth not just one group. The restaurants would full, the stores will sell there goods, the hotels will be full, the gas stations will do business, and on and on and on. Need I say more. Think about it before you slam the door on it. If all you nay sayers owned businesses that would benifit from this event, then I would bet the world that you would support this. Aloha
Old timer

AOL

#6 Mar 28, 2009
I remember when Capitola had their fireworks on July 3rd. It was an amazing community event...so much excitement. It would be great to relive some of those happy memories.
Razmo

Sacramento, CA

#7 Mar 28, 2009
Rah Rah, Sis Boom Bah! I love Fireworks. It'll be more fun than when the Pigs ate my baby sister!
Siats

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Mar 28, 2009
For $25K you could pay some starving artist at the colony to create a bronze tiki.
out of touch

Menlo Park, CA

#9 Mar 28, 2009
This is not a celebration, this is a case of excessive hubris, triumphing over common sense and what is good for the community. The City Council could turn this into a signature and exemplary event by using the money to get those well-healed Capitolans to recognize that there are much greater needs in our community than blowing up bits of paper and chemicals. Use the opportunity to shake some dollars from the rich folks to help with much underfunded social programs. That's where their heart and head should be--helping other folks survive this continuing downturn. They should give the money to the Community Foundation for feeding and clothing people. Where are their values?

Let Celebrate wrote:
I think the firework show would be great for Capitola. Lets live and enjoy life and not stay at home and close all the doors and windows and be afraid of the world like a bunch of idiots. The fire work donation will help just about every business and they all share the wealth not just one group. The restaurants would full, the stores will sell there goods, the hotels will be full, the gas stations will do business, and on and on and on. Need I say more. Think about it before you slam the door on it. If all you nay sayers owned businesses that would benifit from this event, then I would bet the world that you would support this. Aloha
Resident

Menlo Park, CA

#10 Mar 28, 2009
Me too, should be fun. Molly Ording can kiss my as*, you have not lived here long enough.
Old timer wrote:
I remember when Capitola had their fireworks on July 3rd. It was an amazing community event...so much excitement. It would be great to relive some of those happy memories.
Siats

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Mar 28, 2009
out of touch wrote:
This is not a celebration, this is a case of excessive hubris, triumphing over common sense and what is good for the community. The City Council could turn this into a signature and exemplary event by using the money to get those well-healed Capitolans to recognize that there are much greater needs in our community than blowing up bits of paper and chemicals. Use the opportunity to shake some dollars from the rich folks to help with much underfunded social programs. That's where their heart and head should be--helping other folks survive this continuing downturn. They should give the money to the Community Foundation for feeding and clothing people. Where are their values?
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Actually, a fireworks show might bring me and my kids down to the water - they have never seen one. if you want to organize a community outreach program, go do it. Looks like an opportunistic crying liberal wanting to hijack someone else's event. Put together a booth down there for people to make donations of money or food to the community foundation and I'll bring both. I'm sure the city would help you do it for nothing. Whining about other peoples priorities and taking jabs at the well heeled is a tired and non-productive approach. Keep it positive. Make lemonaid. Get it?
whos community

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Mar 28, 2009
What community does Ms Ording refer to? Is it her own solo community of Ording? Is it the leftist community? The centrist community? The Grinch community? Which one??? Just who does she, or any other person that uses "The Community" as a buzzword represent?
baker

Monterey, CA

#13 Mar 28, 2009
I voted against it before I voted for it.

Sounds like Santa Crua politics.
Peking

Hopland, CA

#14 Mar 28, 2009
Ms. Gumz, didn't Linda Smith speak before the Council, not Linda Banks who used to be Linda Smith? I love accuracy in news stories.
deadhead 101

United States

#15 Mar 28, 2009
What a graet idea, who's the surfer dude in the pic? Just because the economy sours doesn't mean people can't have fun and it also doesn't mean rich people have to open up all their extra money to poor people. I'm getting sick of hearing the argument that the "money would be better spent" on education or free food programs or whatever. It's a fireworks show for 25,000 for 25,000 people to watch, a buck a person, that's cheap, chum change. Get over it.
deadhead 101

United States

#16 Mar 28, 2009
out of touch wrote:
This is not a celebration, this is a case of excessive hubris, triumphing over common sense and what is good for the community. The City Council could turn this into a signature and exemplary event by using the money to get those well-healed Capitolans to recognize that there are much greater needs in our community than blowing up bits of paper and chemicals. Use the opportunity to shake some dollars from the rich folks to help with much underfunded social programs. That's where their heart and head should be--helping other folks survive this continuing downturn. They should give the money to the Community Foundation for feeding and clothing people. Where are their values?
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Your argument is lame dude. THe Community Foundation all ready gets plenty of food and clothes from everyone. Get over it, we're gonna blow up some paper and have some fun, for rich and for poor, or maybe the money would be better spent paying rent to a substince abuser clinic where losers can talk all day about their self-admitted drug addictions and hopefully never go use again (even though they will)?
capitolalover

Watsonville, CA

#17 Mar 28, 2009
whos community wrote:
What community does Ms Ording refer to? Is it her own solo community of Ording? Is it the leftist community? The centrist community? The Grinch community? Which one??? Just who does she, or any other person that uses "The Community" as a buzzword represent?
Well spoken !!! Who appointed Molly Ording the Commissioner of Community Awareness ? I am glad the Grinch was unable to steal Capitola's Birthday Bash !!!
Jim

Danville, CA

#18 Mar 28, 2009
"Shake some dollars from the rich folks" What an idiot....and typical democratic view...I dont have any so give me some of yours...I work hard for my money and dont need or have to share it with anyone (unless forced to like whats coming). Go work hard like I have and earn your money..we need something positive to look forward to with all the gloom we have to look forward to. Lord knows there wont be any money left when our kids are grown and wanting to show their kids fireworks.
Gail Levey

Menlo Park, CA

#19 Mar 28, 2009
Let Celebrate wrote:
I think the firework show would be great for Capitola. Lets live and enjoy life and not stay at home and close all the doors and windows and be afraid of the world like a bunch of idiots. The fire work donation will help just about every business and they all share the wealth not just one group. The restaurants would full, the stores will sell there goods, the hotels will be full, the gas stations will do business, and on and on and on. Need I say more. Think about it before you slam the door on it. If all you nay sayers owned businesses that would benifit from this event, then I would bet the world that you would support this. Aloha
Absolutely! Locals can schedule their car trips bright and early in the day then mosey on down to the Esplanade and enjoy or fire up the 'Q at home and enjoy a brilliant at home celebration - the money made by our local businesses will be a boost.

Thank Craig French for his community spirit and let the fireworks begin!
Not Linda

Watsonville, CA

#20 Mar 28, 2009
It's a shame the Sentinel misidentified Linda Smith as Lin Banks. Linda Smith is a hard worker in the city's behalf and was honored last week as the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, along with her husband, Larry. It was also unfair to say that she left the meeting because she was upset. Why stay if the Council has completed its vote on the item you were interested in? Council meetings are fun, but hey, I'd rather curl up on my sofa and watch them from home.
Peking

Hopland, CA

#21 Mar 28, 2009
Jondi Gumz should have asked Dennis Norton why he flipflopped. As a reporter she should have realized that his unusual action indicated his desire to be acceptable to both sides of the issue. Instead he came out looking goofy.

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