By Jonathan Morales
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm in Orinda.
And they’re ready to compromise.
Several Quiet Orinda members spoke during the public comment part of Tuesday’s Orinda City Council meeting, asking council members again to take heed of their complaints about leaf blower noise and pollution.
Rebuffed in their efforts to ban the devices last November, Quiet Orinda members are now asking the council to form a citizens committee that can look for ways to compromise on the leaf blower issue by, for example, limiting blower use to certain hours or days or banning only gas-powered blowers.
The group also wants to partner with the city on a “green gardening” initiative that would encourage residents to hire landscape companies that use environmentally sustainable gardening methods.
Because the request came during the meeting’s public comment period, the council was not allowed to discuss it. We’ll see if the topic shows up on a future agenda.