Landscapers and gardeners in La Cañada Flintridge won't be working overtime with their mowers and leaf blowers anymore, as the City Council approved an ordinance to reduce the permitted hours for landscape maintenance activity.
Under the new ordinance, landscape maintenance equipment can be used from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Thursday; and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. Previously, the municipal code's permitted hours were 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Councilman Donald Voss said the ordinance was a reaction to a citizen's suggestion.
“We have this one person who has written in and made this recommendation or suggestion, and her point is well taken,” Voss said. “The summer, it's a time to sit out on your patio, maybe relax and have a comfortable dinner, and that can be interrupted if you're listening to a leaf blower or a lawn mower at 7 o'clock at night.”