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First reading of Cedar Falls ordinance to allow fireworks for Fourth of July passes

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) -- Cedar Falls could allow you to set off fireworks this Fourth of July.

Monday night, the City Council passed the first reading of a proposed ordinance. It would change the ordinance from a complete ban on fireworks, to a window of three days.

Residents could use them during certain hours on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

"We need to make the change because the fireworks ban in cedar falls has not been effective," Mayor Rob Green said. "People are still using fireworks and there's confusion about days and times."

The window would line up with Waterloo's window. Mayor Green says the change would help with enforcement and education. 

There will be two more readings of the ordinance, with the next being at the City Council meeting on May 16, and the public welcome to comment.