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Gas-powered leafblowers are still pervasive in Los Altos, despite a 32-year ban on their use. The city council was set to discuss the issue Tuesday.

The Los Altos City Council last week reviewed policies for enforcing the city’s gas-powered leaf blower ban, including fines and education for violators. 

The city banned the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in 1991, citing both noise pollution and environmental impacts. But many gardeners continue to use the devices, and complaints have increased while enforcement remains weak. 

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