Geniuses. You can read the details in the L.A. Times here: California moves toward ban on gas lawnmowers and leaf blowers
This will also include chainsaws. So basically to do any yard work is going to cost twice as much and will require expensive batteries and of course electricity which doesn't grow on trees. A landscape industry representative is saying that a crew of landscapers are gonna need a bunch of batteries to work all day:
Another major expense will be batteries. Bray said a three-person landscaping crew will need to carry 30 to 40 fully charged batteries to power its equipment during a full day’s work.
Those batteries are hugely expensive and in my experience don't have a terribly long service life.
You can be sure that this will also lead to calls to import even more little brown people with sombreros to rake lawns for the wealthy elite liberals like Marc Berman. Oh and Berman....
I knew it before I looked up the old "Early Life" section on Wikipedia but I went ahead and searched it anyway and it was what I expected as it is Every Single Time.
That madhouse of a state just keeps getting more insane.