Leaf-blower ban proposed in California

A divided Sonoma, California, City Council voted 3–2 on February 17 to direct city staff to create an ordinance that will ban gas-powered leaf blowers within the city limits.

The city also debated whether to completely prohibit any type of leaf blower use, but in the end reached a compromise that will allow use of other electric leaf blowers Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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