Sebastopol to start strict new noise ordinance

September 7, 2010 5:00:38 PM PDT
A tough new noise ordinance goes into effect in Sebastopol on Wednesday.

It bans any sound of more than 55 decibels, effectively prohibiting the use of leaf blowers which can be much louder than that.

ABC7 was told that Sebastopol police have already been equipped with noise meters to respond to complaints.