San Francisco May Ban Aerial Advertising

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Planes with advertising banners may become a thing of the past in the sky above San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( city supervisors are mulling an ordinance that would ban aerial advertising above the city. A Board of Supervisors committee is scheduled to take up the proposal on Monday afternoon.

It comes after residents complained about noise from planes carrying advertising banners, particularly those around the ballpark where the Giants play. Some say the noise is like having a migraine headache.

But legal experts say a ban might violate free speech rights. The Federal Aviation Administration may also object.

The Chronicle reports that Honolulu has an aerial advertising ban, but other cities that have pursued the restriction have run into trouble.

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