SAN RAMON -- The city council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to not hold its popular Fourth of July aerial fireworks show in 2013.
The cost and public safety concerns were cited as the main reasons for not bringing back the show.
Councilman Dave Hudson was the dissenting vote. He said a majority of residents who responded to a city survey said they wanted fireworks.
"I think the Fourth of July may be the No. 1 holiday in this valley," he said. "There's a whole generation of children that is going to lose this. It's dead for next year, but someone needs to say we need to bring this back in some form."
A record crowd of more than 30,000 people showed up for the 2011 Fourth of July fireworks show causing safety concerns, which prompted the city to cancel the show for last summer.
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