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Newport Beach considers ban on leaf blowers

February 10, 2010 |  7:43 am
After hearing complaints from residents about noise and allergens, the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday vowed to keep looking into the feasibility of a citywide ban on leaf blowers in residential areas.

“I am absolutely opposed to leaf blowers,” Corona del Mar resident Hunter Cook said at a council study session on the matter. “There is so much noise on my street at some times of the day that it makes it almost impossible to live.”

The city’s Environmental Quality Affairs Committee took up the leaf blower issue last year after hearing numerous complaints from residents about noisy leaf blowers.

The committee found that the noise generated by most leaf blowers exceeds the city’s 55- to 60-decibel noise limit.

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-- Brianna Bailey, from the Daily Pilot