A great deal has been said about the effort to ban gas powered leaf blowers in Sonoma. The City Council voted to move forward with a ban two weeks ago, and then on Monday night they voted it down.
Steve Barbose and Laurie Gallian were in favor of the ban; Tom Rouse and David Cook opposed. Mayor Ken Brown changed his mind from banning to not banning.
There has been thoughtful, emotional, intelligent, factual, conciliatory and exaggerated commentary on the issue.
But Monday night, Ken Brown took the prize for the most inflammatory comment when he said that that there were “elements of class issues here tonight.” He is the only person who used this word.