New leaf blower regulations
New leaf blower regulations will go into effect in Cupertino starting Sunday, Nov. 6.
The City Council passed an ordinance regulating noise emitted by leaf blowers on Nov. 2, 2020. Leaf blowers within city limits must be certified by the manufacturer to produce no more than 65 decibels at a distance of 50 feet, identified in the owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website.
Leaf blowing is considered a permitted landscape maintenance activity and may only occur at public schools, public and private golf courses, and public facilities on weekdays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., and weekends and holidays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and at all other facilities on weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and weekends and holidays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Property owners are responsible for ensuring compliance on their property regardless of who is using the leaf blower.
For more information, visit cupertino.org/leafblowers.
Revitalizing Memorial Park
Cupertino is developing a plan for Memorial Park to best meet the city’s future recreation, community gathering, event and green space needs. To this end, the city is taking an online community survey for residents to share ideas for revitalizing the park. This input will guide the development of the design concepts and preferred alternatives for the Memorial Park Specific Plan.
The survey is open through Oct. 9 at https://engagecupertino.org/memorial-park-specific-plan.
The city is also setting up pop-ups at a couple upcoming events at Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd., where residents can give their input: the Day ’n Night Fun Fest on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Bay Area Diwali on Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Source:: The Mercury News