Why are leaf blowers not allowed in Del Mar?

In the mid-1980s, and in response to the growing concern for noise pollution and airborne contaminants, the City banned the use of all electric and gasoline powered leaf blowers City wide. 

Did you know? One two-stroke gasoline powered leaf blower produces as much pollution as 34 automobiles. The blower is also very hazardous to the operator. It blows animal droppings, which carry the Hantavirus, pollens, and other toxic materials into the air. There are no restrictions on other gas or electric powered tools or leaf vacuums

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1. Why are leaf blowers not allowed in Del Mar?
2. Do I need a City of Del Mar business license, if I have an active business license in another city?
3. What is the penalty for conducting business without the appropriate City of Del Mar Business License?
4. What are the requirements for dog owners in the City of Del Mar?
5. Are there any off-leash areas that I can bring my dog?
6. What can I do about construction noise?
7. How do I report a possible code violation
8. Is smoking allowed on the beaches and public parks?
9. How do I report an air quality issue?
10. Is smoking banned throughout the City of Del Mar?
11. Where is smoking prohibited?
12. Can I smoke in my house or apartment?
13. Where else can I legally smoke within the City of Del Mar?
14. What should I do if I witness someone violating the ordinance?
15. What is the consequence if I violate the ordinance?
16. How can I cut my tree down?
17. What can I do about trees blocking my views?
18. Do I need a City Of Del Mar business license if my client is in Del Mar but my business location is in another city?
19. How to I appeal my administrative citation?
20. Are there regulated construction hours?