AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips “One of the great pleasures of the Fourth of July is fireworks,” Henderson said. Councilman Owen Newcomer cast the no vote against legalizing fireworks. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. WHITTIER – For the first time in two decades, Whittier City Council has approved allowing “safe and sane” fireworks to be sold, bought and used in the city. In a 4-1 vote at the council’s meeting late Tuesday night, council members gave their blessing for fireworks and ordered staff members to draft an ordinance. The proposal would keep fireworks banned near and in hillside neighborhoods. It also would spell out the process local charity groups would have to go through to receive a fireworks sales permit. Fireworks have not been legal in Whittier since 1986. Council members Bob Henderson and Greg Nordbak said fireworks are an American tradition, and fireworks sales provide a way for local civic groups to raise funds. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!