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POLL: What Do You Think of the New Leaf Blower Rules?

Backlash to the new leaf blower regulations, officially beginning July 1, has already started.

After months of debate, the Burlingame City Council approved a new set of leaf blower regulations in March of this year. Under the new regulations, leaf blowing is allowed only one or two weekdays in each neighborhood. The idea behind this ordinance is that, instead of hearing the sounds of leaf blowers and breathing in particulates blown up by the blowers everyday, residents would only have to deal with one day of noise and air pollution per week.

However, as residents switch their gardening schedules in preparation of the July 1 ordinance implementation date, some Burlingame citizens are feeling leaf blower overload. There has been some backlash to one day a week with nonstop, concentrated leaf blower action.

For more information on the changes,  

To read the City’s response to residents’ complaints, click here.

What do you think of the new ordinance?

 

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Bgameresident June 26, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I'm am so relieved to finally have a break from the leaf blowers!!!! Every day alll day, nothing but noise. Now I know Friday will be noisy but the peace and quiet the rest of the week will make it worth while. My small children will nap better too!!! Thanks Burlingame!!
Anonynous June 27, 2012 at 05:59 PM
How about a voting option for leaving the leaf blower rules the same. That's what I would vote for.
Dom Leos June 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Leaf blowers are not only inherently noisy, but they spread dog fecal material, as well as pesticides into the air. Obviously, this exacerbates the condition of anyone who has asthma, COPD, or other immune compromised illness. Leaf blowers should be banned entirely as many other cities in California and other states do. This would resolve the issues.
Caretell June 29, 2012 at 08:32 PM
What ever happened to rakes and brooms? No gas, no pollutants, no noise, no problem!

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