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Canceling July 4th in an election year?

The Star is reporting that the city will not hold its annual July 4th celebration this year, thereby saving about $50,000.

The city is struggling financially (crisis seems a little hyperbolic, even though I’ve used it a couple of times and let it go by as an editor at the old Citizen) so I can’t blame city officials for trying to find ways to save money. But this is sure to backfire.

I’m laying odds on how long before they change their minds and put on at least a fireworks show.

1 day – 10:1

2-5  days – 2:1

1 week (after getting an earful during call to the audience at the next council meeting) – even money

Won’t reinstate it – 4:1

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