Environmentalism in mind, Chiu proposes a ban on unsolicited Yellow Pages
The ordinance also exempts foreign language phone directories, further diluting the divide argument. The legislation wouldn't ban the Chinese Yellow Pages or Momento (Spanish Yellow Pages) because they are distributed through community centers, not residences.
The ordinance is expected to have its first public hearing around the end of the month. The YPA will continue to tout its opt out website to the board in hopes it might be enough to persuade the city to forgo the opt in system. The group also hasn't ruled out a lawsuit.
But YPA's Healy said he hopes the coming dialogue will be productive. "We share the same goal — we don't want to print directories that are unwanted."