City making progress on leaf blower rules

Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Gas-powered leaf blowers have been illegal in residential neighborhoods within Ojai city limits since 1999, but a rash of residents’ complaints last year motivated the Ojai Public Works Department to seek guidance from Ojai City Council on how to enforce this rule. City Council held a series of public discussions and demonstrations of different blowers last fall, and considered a ban on all blowers. This effort failed to get a majority of Council votes last September. The discussions between elected officials and Ojai residents continued Tuesday.

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