Newton City Council voted last night in favor of banning gas powered leaf blowers from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Electric blowers can be used but must be at a noise level of 65db or less (equivalent of a dishwasher running).
Management & I had a split reaction to this.
I mean yeah leafblowers are loud. Especially when landscapers start at 6am in the summer and you wonder why they’re even using them. So I get why Management, and probably most of you, are for the restriction.
My argument against the restriction isn’t even that good. It’s just POWER TOOLS. I’m a man (obviously), I own POWER TOOLS (naturally), I want to use them (frequently). Not gonna plug in a hairdryer to clean up my yard. Gonna use POWER TOOLS. Cuz I have them and it’s America you guys. 🇺🇸🇺🇸