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San Francisco Supervisors Take Aim At Handbill Litter

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP/KCBS) – Papering San Francisco with flyers about lost dogs, pizza specials, housecleaning services and other announcements is irritating some residents.

City officials are now proposing restrictions on handbills in an effort to combat litter.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is sponsoring a legislative crackdown, saying many residents are fed up with litter. His proposal was approved Monday by the Land Use and Economic Development Committee and it will be considered by the full board next month.

The concern is that flyers tucked in metal security gates, dropped on doormats and left in lobbies wind up as unsightly neighborhood flotsam.

Chiu’s plan doesn’t ban flyers. It requires distributors to make sure they are attached in such a way that they can’t blow away.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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