City of Ventura Lifts Temporary Leaf Blower Emergency Ordinance

Leafblower Ordinance Ban lifted

(Ventura, Ca) In a sign of healing since the Thomas Fire, the Ventura City Council has terminated the temporary leaf blower emergency ordinance issued during its regular meeting on July 9, 2018. Effective immediately, the use of gas, electric, and battery powered leaf blowers in the City of Ventura is allowed

The temporary leaf blower emergency ordinance was adopted by the Ventura City Council on December 18, 2017, shortly after the start of the Thomas Fire. During this time, air quality in the City of Ventura deteriorated and became a potential health issue. The use of leaf blowers allows for debris such as fallen ash and soot to be airborne. The City Council declared both a state of local emergency and a local public health emergency due to the Thomas Fire.

The City of Ventura offers resources for homeowners including information needed for the rebuilding process such as design, permitting and review, as well as the residential building permit checklist.

For information on the Thomas Fire Rebuild, click here.

 

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