Title 4, Chapter 4 of the City’s Municipal Code authorizes the City Manager to make and
issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and
property following the City’s declaration of a local emergency. (HPMC Section 4-4.06(f)(1))
To that end, the City Manager is exercising his power under HPMC Section 4-4.06(f)(1) to
increase administrative fines assessed against someone found discharging dangerous
fireworks from $1,000 to $5,000 per occurrence. The City Manager exercised his power to
increase the fine to discourage people from gathering to discharge dangerous
fireworks. Such gatherings increase the likelihood of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Failure to comply with this Order shall constitute a misdemeanor subject to fines and