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Gas leaf blower ban takes effect Nov. 11

November 01, 2011

Newport Beach wants gardeners, residents and homeowner associations to know its ban on gas-powered leaf blowers takes effect Nov. 11.

Passed by the City Council in May, the ordinance prohibits using the machines in residential areas. They will still be permitted in commercial districts and in neighborhoods where homeowner groups have registered with the city.

Residents who want to complain about someone blowing leaves after next week can contact the city's Code Enforcement Division online or by calling (949) 644-3215. More information and printable warning fliers are available at http://www.newportbeachca.gov/leafblowers.

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— Mike Reicher

Twitter: @mreicher

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