On Tuesday, the Daily Pilot reported that the Newport Beach city council has passed a resolution to ban leaf blowers. The council voted 4 to 3 to force groundskeepers to use quieter methods of collecting leaves and debris.
If Newport Beach wants to ban leaf blowers, that is their privilege, but haven’t they got better things to do? California is in serious economic difficulty and these people are worrying about leaf blowers. The law does give homeowners associations the ability to opt out of the ban. Wow.