To: Pam Foley, San Jose City Council Member

Ban Leaf blowers San Jose

Ban Gas Leafblowers in San Jose, California

Why is this important?

Two cycle gas leafblowers burn a gas-oil mix that is highly air polluting.
Two cycle gas motorcycles and other vehicles have been banned from our roads for decades. Why do we tolerate the use of hundreds/thousands of two cycle gas leafblowers every day in San Jose?

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Reasons for signing

  • Today the guy used leaf blower just in front of Parkview elementary school 5 minutes before it was time to release kindergarteners. Lots of parents with younger kids, even newborn were there all in that dust!!! I confronted him and he did not stop immediately
  • Blowers of any kind blow dust, allergens and pollutants into the air for miles and disrupt delicate ecosystems at the ground level which support birds and other local wildlife. The pollution from gas blowers in particular is insane - "The hydrocarbon emissions from a half-hour of yard work with the two-stroke leaf blower are about the same as a 3,900-mile drive from Texas to Alaska in a Raptor," said Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor at Edmunds.com.
  • Please use a rake

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