Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers on City Council Agenda

Jackson Quinn

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers on City Council Agenda

At its Tuesday evening meeting, the City Council considered Councilwoman Trish Spencer’s referral that would direct city staff to draft an ordinance banning the use of gas-powered leaf blowers like the one pictured at the left.

In her referral, Spencer points out that a number of cities, including Los Angeles, have already banned these gas-powered noisemakers. Los Angeles banned the blowers in 1998, citing the nuisance and health-related problems attributed to this type of equipment.”

The Council was scheduled to take Spencer’s referral under consideration after the Alameda Sun went to press.