Leaf Blowers at Center of Council Debate

By Haley Sawyer
The Review

Although the South Pasadena City Council has its sights set on banning gasoline-powered leaf blowers, there’s still a way to go before an ordinance is passed.
At its July 7 meeting, after a public hearing, the council voted 4-1 to have staff members return in August with a revised ordinance proposal that addresses enforcement questions and a date when the ban should take effect. Mayor Pro Tem Michael Cacciotti, who staunchly advocates the use of electric vehicles and devices, voted against this decision, claiming that it didn’t reflect the situation’s urgency.