Battle over Yellow Pages set for Monday 

A proposal to restrict distribution of the Yellow Pages is turning out to being one of Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s most controversial proposals.

On Monday, the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will hold a hearing on the legislation. The committee meets at 1 p.m., at City Hall in Room 260.

The proposal would require Yellow Pages distributors to ask residents and businesses if they want a copy before dropping off them at people’s doorsteps.

Mayoral hopeful Chiu says the proposal will reduce waste and city costs.

It’s the second political test for Chiu over distribution of materials. When Chiu met with some controversy on a proposal to restrict handbills, he postponed a board vote on the bill and then he referred it back to a board committee for further discussion to work out the issues.

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