Omaha Mayor looks to limit fireworks use with new proposal

June 29, 2018, 3:46 a.m. ·

Omaha mayor Jean Stothert is looking to limit the use of fireworks in the city with a new piece of ordinance set to be introduced to City Council next month.

The proposal looks to cut the number of days fireworks may be used around the Fourth of July from 10 to 5. In addition, fireworks will only be allowed from noon to 11 o’clock p.m. from June 30 to July 3, and from 8 o’clock a.m. to 11 o’clock p.m. on July 4.

Fireworks use would also be shortened from December 28 through the 31st under the proposal to noon through 11 o’clock p.m.

The proposal would not affect the upcoming Independence Day celebrations.