Blowing leaves is like herding sheep. They keep wanting to go every which way but straight. A rake is controllable. The beast that blows is used far more than necessary.
Have blower, will blow. I am here, it’s Wednesday, you’re paying me one-hour labor and, to justify my time, I will blow even if it’s only one leaf or some dust.
Other cities have banned the beast. Have landscapers lost jobs? Are employers experience higher costs? Is the city dirtier? Is the general citizenry happier?
Get the facts man, just the facts. Do what David Bolling advises and then the city council should make a decision using facts – not emotions.