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Mayor Signs Yellow Pages Distribution Ordinance

Mayor Lee signs Yellow pages Distribution Ordinance Without fanfare, the mayor signed the nationally watched legislation on May 19, two days after the Board of Supervisors gave final approval.

"Mayor Lee recognizes that there are still many residents and businesses that rely on the Yellow Pages," Lee's spokeswoman, Christine Falvey, said Wednesday. "But this will dramatically reduce the number of unwanted phone books in San Francisco."

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, the lead sponsor, said he believes the new regulation will stand up to court scrutiny. "We carefully crafted our legislation to withstand a legal challenge from the industry whose mass over-distribution of Yellow Pages has degraded our environment and blighted our neighborhoods," he said.