Tucson has change of heart about July Fourth events

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Tucson fireworks show back on - The City of Tucson announced the fireworks show on 4th of July will continue as usual, despite citing budget problems.

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UPDATE: Thursday, June 4

TUCSON - The 4th of July show in Tucson is back on.

One day earlier Tucson officials announced the fireworks show would be cancelled because of budget constraints. After a series of protests, the show is back on.

The city's tentative 2010 budget included funding for numerous smaller celebrations and, once citizens learned about this, they complained.

The show will take place on "A" Mountain as origianally planned.

ORIGINAL STORY

TUCSON -- The recession has led Arizona's second largest city to cancel this year's city-sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show and related celebrations.

The City of Tucson issued a news release Wednesday announcing the decision, citing "the current fiscal restraints" on the city.

Assistant City Manager Richard Miranda said it is hoped "that we can fund these events in future years as funding becomes available."

The city says the Fourth of July events cost $51,000, not counting public safety, transportation, parks and recreation, and Tucson Convention Center costs needed to put on the celebrations.

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