Newport Beach bans gardeners from using gas leaf blowers
The Newport Beach City Council this week approved an ordinance prohibiting gardeners from using gas-powered leaf blowers.
After a lengthy discussion and the failure of a motion to also ban electric blowers, the council voted 4 to 3 to require groundskeepers to use only more quiet methods to collect leaves and debris.
“I hate blowers,” Councilman Rush Hill said. “They just drive us crazy in our house.”
Homeowner associations will be able to opt-out of the ban.
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-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot / Times Community News
Photo: Blowing up a noisy debate. Credit: Associated Press