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.
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To read the City’s response to residents’ complaints, click here.
What do you think of the new ordinance?