Editor, Index-Tribune:

Regarding the Sonoma City Council’s recent “hearing” on the issue of leaf blowers, here’s an analogy to think about, similar to the idea that it is not the pit bull dog that is a problem, it is the owner.

That being said, it is not the problem of the leaf blower, but the user of the blower, or the “blowee.” With proper training, the use of a leaf blower doesn’t have to be such an enormous issue. It is when the leaf blower is constantly revved up and down, rather than at one consistent speed, that the noise and aggravation begins.

Maybe the city should give training classes, taught by their own maintenance department, prior to another ban and more problems created for the code enforcement team and the police department.

Audrey J. Chapman