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Ordinance Type
StipulationSubjectNumberGrassroot GroupsDetails
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Berkeley
Ban gas blowers
All timesNoise
13.40.070 B.14
Neither the warning procedure nor the
measurement procedure must be conducted
for a violation to arise. Notice of this
prohibition shall be posted in all stores selling
such gasoline powered machines within the
City limits.
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Beverly Hills
Ban gas blowers
All timesNoise, Public Health5-1-209Report repeated violations or case may be
closed. Progressive fines. Fourth violation on
considered criminal rather than misdemeanor.
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Belvedere
Ban gas blowers
All timesNoise8.10.030
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Carmel
Ban gas blowers
All times
Noise, Health and Safety
8.56.080(Now common wording) The operation of a
combustion engine blower for the purpose of
displacing, removing or blowing any
materials from or about public or private
property in a manner which allows the engine
to be heard on public property or causes the
materials to be blown into the air in a manner
which allows them to settle on public
property or on private property not belonging
to the same owner of the property on which
the blower is being operated is declared to
Be a public nuisance and unlawful.
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Lawndale
Ban gas blowers
All times
Noise, Health and Safety
8.20.075Includes vacuums
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Los Altos
Ban gas blowers
All times
Health and Safety, Noise
6.16.070Blowers Annoy Neighbors
(BAN)
(A common definition) Portable gasoline-
powered leaf blowers are defined as portable
power equipment that is powered by a self
contained fuel engine and used in any
landscape, . . . maintenance for the purpose
of blowing, dispersing or redistributing dust,
dirt, leaves, grass clippings, cuttings and
trimmings from trees and shrubs or other
debris.
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Los Angeles
Ban gas blowers
All timesNoise112.04http;//www.zapla.org
Zero Air Pollution,
Los Angeles
Both the user of such a blower as well as the
individual who contracted for the services of
the user, if any, shall be subject to the
requirements of and penalty provisions for
This ordinance.
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Los Gatos
Ban gas blowers
All timesNoise16.20.060Went into effect January 1, 2015
https://www.losgatosca.gov/2059/Leaf-Blower-Ordinance
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Malibu
Ban gas blowers
Hours of use
Health and Safety, Noise
8.24.050 KNo person shall make, . . . or permit to be
made upon any premises owned, occupied
or controlled by such person, any
unnecessary noises, sounds or vibrations
which are physically annoying to reasonable
persons of ordinary sensitivity or which are
so harsh . . . as to occasion unnecessary
discomfort to any persons within the
neighborhood from which the noises
emanate or which interfere with the peace
and comfort of the residents or their guests,
or the operators or customers in places of
business in the vicinity, or which may
detrimentally or adversely affect such
residences or places of business.
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Menlo Park
Ban gas blowers
Uncertified blowersNoise8.07.030Citizens Against
Leafblowers in Menlo
(CALM)
Allows 65dBA "Certified" by unrealistic ANSI
standard. Uncertified portable internal fuel
combustion engine,
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Mill Valley
Ban gas blowers
City limitsNoise7.16.090F IBans gas powered device to blow leaves.
.within the City.
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Newport Beach
Ban gas blowers
Residential areaGarbage6.04.055 B.3.As do some other blower laws, this has
exemptions.
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Ojai
Ban gas blowers
Residential areaNoise5-11.05 (e) (1)
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Palo Alto
Ban gas blowers
Residential area
Peace, Morals & Safety
9.10.060 (f) (3)
http://www.ecomagic.org
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Piedmont
Ban gas blowers
City limits
Peace, Morals & Safety
4634Peace In Our TownSome public agencies exempt.
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Santa Barbara
Ban gas blowers
Gas powered machine
Or generator
Noise9.16.021Ban Leafblowers And
Save our Town (BLAST)
In order to secure and promote the public
health, comfort, safety and welfare, and to
protect the rights of its citizens to privacy and
freedom from nuisance, it is the purpose of
this ordinance to prohibit unnecessary,
excessive and annoying noises at levels
which are detrimental to the health and
welfare of the community, and to minimize
airborne dust and pollen.
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South Pasadena
Ban gas blowers
CARB approved
Exempt
Noise 19A.12.1CARB approved allowed
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Tiburon
Ban gas blowers
All timesPublic Health & Safety
30-4 (a) (1) a.&b.
It is unlawful for any property owner or
employee, agent or contractor working for a
property owner to operate or authorize the
operation of any gas-powered leaf blower
directly powered by an internal combustion
or rotary engine using gasoline, alcohol or
other liquid or gaseous fuel.
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West Hollywood
Ban gas blowers
All timesPublic Peace, Noise9.08.050 j.Bans any portable combustion or gasoline
engine blower. Appears to include
Non-residential.
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Solana Beach
Ban gas blowers
2-stroke gas blowers
Noise7.34.080 (C)Bans two-stroke gas blowers citywide- a
windfall for four-stroke manufacturers
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Del MarBan all blowersAll timesPublic Nuisance, Noise9.20.090 C.6.Bans any portable machine. . Gasoline or
Electric
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Hermosa Beach
Ban all blowersAll timesNoise8.24.040 HBans any portable machine, combustion,
Gasoline or electric
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Manhattan
Beach
Ban all blowersAll times
Sanitation & Health, Noise
5.48.330 BBans use for any purpose, mechanical
blowers that produce a current of air by
electrical or other means to push, propel or
blow dirt, dust, leaves, grass clippings,
trimmings, cuttings, refuse or debris.
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Santa MonicaBan all blowersAll times
Public Welfare, Nuisances
4.08.270No person shall operate any motorized
leafblower within the City. No owner of real
property, tenant in possession of real
property, or person in control of real property
shall allow the operation of a motorized
leafblower on the property;
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Sonoma
Ban gas blowers
All times; electric
blowers banned on
Sundays
Public Peace, Safety
and Morals
9.60.000Sonoma CALMhttp://www.sonomacity.org/getattachment/News/Leaf-Blower-Ordinance-Now-Effective/Leaf-Blower-Guidelines-English.pdf.aspx
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