Debris from the fire and damaged structures may contain materials and particulates that are hazardous to health and safety. On December 4, 2018, the Malibu City Council adopted Ordinance No. 441U banning the use of leaf blowers of any type from Malibu Canyon Rd to the western City limits. The ban will remain in effect until August 1, 2019 in order to prevent those hazardous materials from being spread through the air. View the staff report and ordinance, download a bilingual handout (English / Spanish), or read the LA County Public Health notice regarding prohibition on leaf blowers.
Be aware that the City prohibits the use of gas-powered leaf blowers anywhere in Malibu. This new ban pertains to the use of electric blowers in the fire affected areas.
Report Prohibited Use
To report leaf blower use in the prohibited area, contact Doug Cleavenger, Senior Code Enforcement Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When reporting, be prepared to specify the exact property address.