Great to read that the spirit of civic involvement is still alive and well in Oak Park [Give us a break: Ban leaf blowers, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Nov. 3]. But we shouldn’t stop there, let’s put an ordinance on books banning gas lawn mowers and gas-powered snow blowers as they also make a heck of a racket. Maybe while the village is at it, they should ban all gas-powered automobiles.

Now that we’re doing away with using fossil fuels, we need to help in the generation of renewable power as we still need some source for the added electricity that we’ll be using. My suggestion, as Oak Park is landlocked, is to cover the Ike Expressway and put in wind turbines and a solar farm from Harlem to Austin.

Bill Masterson
Former longtime resident of Oak Park

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