City to allow New Year's block parties

October 13, 1999

-- Elise Gee

The city of Costa Mesa will allow residents to celebrate the new

millennium right at home.

The sale and use of certified safe and sane fireworks will be allowed for

the New Year's celebration. Residents may also organize block parties and

apply to have their streets closed off.

The sale of fireworks will be allowed from Wednesday, Dec. 29 through


Friday, Dec. 31, between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on those days. Revelers will

be allowed to discharge fireworks from 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 until 12:30

a.m., Saturday, Jan. 1.

Block parties will be allowed by application only and on a case-by-case

basis, depending on location and the potential for traffic or safety


For information on how your organization can sell fireworks, call (714)

754-5234. For information on block party applications, call (714)


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