The decisions by the Oak Park Village Board on Nov. 7 came up short. Is the Climate Action Plan just a lot of hot air? Our health, the health of our planet, and the health of the mostly minority workers who are at the highest risk from gas-powered leaf blowers aren’t part of the equation. Where is the equity in that?

Don’t delay, put the phase-out in action now. Shouldn’t our health and the will of the residents be more important than an easy budgetary decision?

Kristi Sloniger
Oak Park

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