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San Jose Leaf Blower Ban Nixed

The San Jose City Council’s latest Priority Setting Session on Tuesday October 17 was another dead-end for advocates of a ban on gasoline-powered leaf blowers, as the council voted to move ahead with six other initiatives. City Council member Donald Rocha had introduced the gas blower ban in a September…

Don Rocha Proposes Leaf Blower Ban

San Jose City Council member Donald Rocha is asking his colleagues to allow city staff to investigate a potential ban on gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the city, due to the high levels of pollution they emit. The Rules and Open Government Committee (Rules), a five-member subcommittee of the City Council,…