Idea: Leaf Blowers

Debra Cucci over 4 years ago

I think we should outlaw leaf blowers in HB. Or at least limit their use to one or two days each week. In my neighborhood there are gardeners using leaf blowers Monday through Friday AND SATURDAY, all hours from 8:00 am until 7:00 (in summertime). Very few of us have so many trees on our property that the leaf blowers are truly necessary. How can we get this in front of City Council?

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Nico De AndaScaia, Assistant to the City Manager admin about 4 years ago

Hello Debra! Thanks for your comment, and my sincere apologies for the delay here. I hope someone from the City has been able to assist you. In any case, leaf blowers are deemed a prohibited use within Hermosa Beach - as per the City's municipal code (8.24.040, Item H - 'Specific Prohibited Noises'). If you have any further questions/concerns regarding this matter, or to report a violation of the municipal code, please contact our Building/Code Enforcement Official, Bob Rollins at (310)318-0219.

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CYNTHIA WALTONREEDER about 4 years ago

LEAF BLOWER SHOULD BE AGAINST-FEDERAL NATIONAL-USA-LAW !!!....UNSANITARY-DOG POOP ETC.-IT GETS BLOWN INTO THE STORM DRAINS INTO ALL OF OUR OCEANS !!!-&-GASOLINE ODORS-TOXIC-GAS FUMES FILL UP EVERY BEDROOMS,-BATHROOMS-EVERY ROOM OF CONDOMINIUMS & HOUSE !!!!...

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CYNTHIA WALTONREEDER about 4 years ago

LEAF BLOWER AT VERY LEAST SHOULD BE ELECTRIC-OR-BATTERY OPERATED AND LESS NOISY-A MUFFLER ON IT !-HEY ! YOUNG ONE FROM TV SHOW TYPE "D.HOUSEWIFE--I SEE THAT EVEN VERY OLD MEN IN RICH CITY OF " P. V. E. "-USE A GARDEN RAKE !!!...

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Denise Fedorchuk about 3 years ago

Exactly right Cynthia Waltonreeder! I remember when our gardeners would come with a crew of 4 guys with rakes and leaf baskets, now there are two with weed wackers and blowers and they blow everything into the house and the pool and drive the dogs crazy with the obnoxious motors on their toxic machines. I was not the decision maker for the property until recently but now that I am I will be discussing the matter with the gardeners and making changes for every ones sake - here's to returning to the use of the rake! Here! Here!

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Debra Cucci about 3 years ago

I found a gardener who is happy to use the rake. It's made our neighborhood so much more peaceful. If you make it a condition of their employment, most are happy to fall in line. Good luck!

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