SF Supes Faced With Tough Decision Over Fate Of Cell Phone Disclosure Law

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to make a decision about its ongoing defense of the city’s cell phone disclosure law.

San Francisco is being sued by the wireless industry over the law, which requires that information about the health risks associated with wireless devices be posted at the point of sale.

The plaintiffs have stipulated to not seek attorneys’ fees if the city agrees to dump the notification law. Activists, concerned about cell phone radiation danger, are pushing the supervisors to stand their ground.

“Sometimes these battles are worth having but it’s really going to be up to the Board and the Mayor to decide whether they want to pay for it,” said City Attorney’s office spokesman Matt Dorsey.

“It’s possible when the city loses a case like this that the city can be on the hook for the legal fees and that can be a tough pill to swallow,” he added.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has warned that the fees could be in the six-figure range, if not higher.

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