On December 11, 2017, the City announced that leaf blowers have been temporarily prohibited due to poor air quality and the risk of spreading more ash, smoke and particulates into the air. The City stated that the ban would be in effect until at least December 17, 2017. However, because the air quality has not yet improved, THE CITY WILL BE EXTENDING THE BAN FOR AN ADDITIONAL WEEK, THROUGH DECEMBER 24, 2017. Contact the City at (805) 646-5581, if you spot leaf blower use during this period. Police staff have also been notified of the ban.
The City is currently working on a plan to begin street sweeping. In the meantime, Ojai Public Works staff has been sweeping and pressure washing areas as needed.