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HAH!best ban the hi-cap trees....
Newton has been trying to pass this but there actually seems to be a good deal of resistance.
In another source, (IIRC the Glob's Metro section, yesterday), I found that it applies only to private property. So...it looks like the DPW can use them...Reading comprehension FAIL. Blame BROOKLINE for the elitism, not Arlington:
I'd hate to be working for the Arlington DPW during those five months. Unless it wasn't reported, there's no exemption for Arlington town employees... and it's going to SUCK to be them when they are out there with rakes for "ten minutes".
This is Bass-Akward. Government banning use of leaf blowers on PRIVATE property (land they don't own, control and should have minimal say over) but allowing it on PUBLIC property (the land they actually DO control)
I'm thinking constitutional amendment, actually.We NEED a federal law that restricts government from passing any law to which the government or any government official is an exception.
Wonder who will be the first to get ticketed... and fight it?If I need to blow my leaves, DPW and the town can piss off, 'far as I'm concerned.
So does this mean they can stand on the street/sidewalk and blow the leaves around in their yard as streets and sidewalks are public?