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No Gas Leaf Blowers In Lafayette Starting July 1, 2024

by CLAYCORD.com
33 comments

The City of Lafayette has posted a large sign on Mt. Diablo Blvd. reminding everyone that gas leaf blowers are banned starting July 1, 2024.

QUESTION: Are you in favor of the banning of gas leaf blowers?

33 comments


Captain Bebops May 14, 2024 - 9:19 AM - 9:19 AM

That should do wonders for the landscapes there. However probably not a practical idea to ban them at this time. Politicians are so totally insane these days. 🙄

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idiots everywhere May 14, 2024 - 10:03 AM - 10:03 AM

You really don’t need to blow your dust around weekly to help out your landscaping.

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Babel bobby May 14, 2024 - 11:19 AM - 11:19 AM

They got to blow it twice a week now the electric ones are garbage 😂

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Aunt Barbara May 14, 2024 - 4:10 PM - 4:10 PM

People wouldn;’t be so obese if they raked and swept . Lazy Lazy Lazy
Leaves are not a threat, they are the best mulch for your yards.

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Warm Kitty May 14, 2024 - 9:24 AM - 9:24 AM

lmaoooooooo

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Itsme May 14, 2024 - 9:29 AM - 9:29 AM

Yes!!!!! The smell, the noise and the fact that all they do is blow the leaves around that always end up back where they were in the first place! And invariably when you spend $25 bucks on a car wash and drive by one they keep blowing the leaves and dirt in the street as you pass by 😡

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Warm Kitty May 14, 2024 - 10:03 AM - 10:03 AM

They are still going to be using blowers (just not gas), so what is your point?

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domo May 15, 2024 - 5:17 PM - 5:17 PM

.. and many of the electric ones are just as noisy – I have one

Dr Jellyfinger May 14, 2024 - 10:23 AM - 10:23 AM

The wussification of America continues….

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SamE May 14, 2024 - 10:32 AM - 10:32 AM

ITSME, I wish you the best of luck in your search for a life.

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Captain Bebops May 14, 2024 - 12:13 PM - 12:13 PM

Perhaps you should try your hand at using a leaf blower. It’s quite a skill. Most that I see using them may blow leaves into the street often because that’s only open place to go. Then they get out in the street and corral the leaves into a place where they can be gathered up.
 
My blower is electric because I didn’t want to deal with gasoline for occasional use. It’s for more than leaves like flowering trees that leave flowers on the ground after their time. Hard to rake those up on a rock garden but the blower is a perfect tool for that.

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Cyn May 14, 2024 - 1:14 PM - 1:14 PM

@Captain Bebops
I agree with you about a blower being the perfect tool, as I have valley oaks and a lot of rocks……..definitely cannot rake.

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The Wizard May 14, 2024 - 1:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Blowers are great for getting leaves out of rocks, with out removing rocks.

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Roz May 15, 2024 - 6:59 AM - 6:59 AM

The electric blower we have can be changed to vacuum leaves into a catch bag then used as mulch or green waste. Hubby uses our battery blower for clearing leaves off the roof of the house. LOTS of trees around our house and the court is lined with Sycamore trees. Try cleaning a 1/3 acre without a blower twice a week, … year-round, …. or share the inside of your house with leaves.

The Fearless Spectator May 14, 2024 - 9:48 AM - 9:48 AM

Look for these legislators to be utterly surprised and baffled when the fire season hits harder than usual. Gee, how could this happen? Let’s blame it on climate change………

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WC---Creeker May 14, 2024 - 9:48 AM - 9:48 AM

Gas cars to be banned the year after.

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Roz May 14, 2024 - 10:05 AM - 10:05 AM

Hummm, …. didn’t mention electric or battery leaf blowers though.
We have both and never did have a gas one.
This should be interesting, since ALL blowers are loud and messy.

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S May 14, 2024 - 10:26 AM - 10:26 AM

No

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FromClayton May 14, 2024 - 10:42 AM - 10:42 AM

Just use them anyways.

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Aunt Barbara May 14, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Walnut Creek needs to jump pn the band wqgon, but they are all Dum Dems. Keep on hiring these losers who endanger their own lives blowing gas and pollutants in their faces. just like Round up … law suits are coming.

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Rollo Tomasi May 14, 2024 - 1:25 PM - 1:25 PM

Should be a real treat trying to establish causation…

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Lamorinda Larry May 14, 2024 - 12:07 PM - 12:07 PM

Good riddance!!!!

“Hey kids, this here contraption is called a ‘RAKE.’ They worked just fine for centuries, plus, now you’ll get some exercise and not waste your youth online.”

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Cyn May 14, 2024 - 1:18 PM - 1:18 PM

@Lamorinda Larry
Rakes for lawns and blowers for rocks.

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Jay Roller May 14, 2024 - 12:11 PM - 12:11 PM

As much as I completely despise gas blowers, I despise tyranny more!

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b2b May 14, 2024 - 12:33 PM - 12:33 PM

Here’s hoping the entire Lafayette police force will be roaming the streets in their electric (?) cars looking for these leaf blowing criminals and arresting them. This will allow people committing lesser crimes like shop lifting and mugging to continue without police harassment. .

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Jay Roller May 14, 2024 - 1:59 PM - 1:59 PM

Yes meanwhile we have unsolved cases that involve violent crimes where actual people were hurt but let’s get those gas blowers off the streets!!

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Dawg May 14, 2024 - 1:47 PM - 1:47 PM

I don’t like the government banning anything, but I do think it should be trained and qualified personnel that can use them on public property. It seems that anybody without any training are the ones causing the problems and damage to other people’s property. Leaf blowers blow dust, dirt, animal poop, and mold into the air, and can blow all that stuff and small rocks onto other peoples cars. There’s nothing worse than driving down the street after washing the car, and have some moron blow dirt out towards the street and cover the car with dust.
A couple of years ago I was in a store’s parking lot, and I just got my car back from being painted when some guy started blowing dust willy-nilly, and I had to walk up to him and ask him not to blow towards my car. There are too many people lacking in common sense, and consideration. They just don’t think, or they don’t care. I don’t know which, maybe both.

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Original G May 14, 2024 - 2:56 PM - 2:56 PM

Rather comical youtube video circulated end of last year.
Claim was made that a gas leaf blower in video had a noise level 100+ dB at one mile.
Would be interested to see that dB reading reproduced at a one mile distance.
Seemed rather strange no one in media caught on to and questioned that strange claim.
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Did research back then and largest gas operated blower I could find,
“220 MPH 1110 CFM 79.9 cc Gas 2-Stroke Backpack Leaf Blower.”
“Noise rating (dB) 80”
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Electric or battery powered blowers are only about 10dB quieter.
But what the heck, liberals are great at playing follow the leader.
One city does it and don’t want “our” city to seem slow, so lets do it too.
Entertaining to watch.

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domo May 14, 2024 - 3:16 PM - 3:16 PM

Ridiculous! I hope it blows up n their face in a big way somehow….. pity the landscaper / gardeners that are barely scraping by that have to buy expensive battery blowers and a ton of extra batteries – and the logistics to keep them charged!.. and I have a battery operated one – they’re not that much quieter! I surely hope the gardeners / landscapers pass on the extra cost to the homeowners….

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Abbie R. May 14, 2024 - 4:48 PM - 4:48 PM

BROOMS =JOBS !

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Angry American May 15, 2024 - 10:48 AM - 10:48 AM

your landscapers will simply charge more. Basic economics is that if you have to buy more equipment or the job takes longer due to less effective means then that “savings” (sarcasm) will be passed on to the consumer. No difference than raising taxes on cooperations as they will pass that along to the customer. This is nothing but pandering that everyone will have to pay for.

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Mike McDermott May 15, 2024 - 1:11 PM - 1:11 PM

“Let them eat cake” shouted the rich people in Lafayette to their poor gardeners… who now have to spend more time snd money to do the same job for the same price.

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Grow up May 16, 2024 - 11:51 AM - 11:51 AM

I just love when governments make criminals of Citizens.


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