Jul 22, 2013 2:41 PM by Associated Press

San Francisco considers aerial ad ban

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

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that city supervisors are considering 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 complaints about noise from planes carrying advertising banners by residents, particularly those around the ballpark where the Giants play. Some equate the noise to 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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