San Francisco Officials Will Not Enforce Law Barring Soda Advertising on Public Property, Citing Legal Concerns
On Thursday, San Francisco City Administrator Naomi Kelly and San Francisco Port Executive Director Monique Moyer in separate letters to city supervisors said their agencies will not enforce a new ordinance banning soda advertising on city property citing legal issues. A spokesperson for the city attorney's office said that one week after the law passed the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the town of Gilbert, Ariz., violated the First Amendment by restricting church advertisements on public property.
- "S.F. Won't Enforce Law Banning Soda Advertising on City Property" (Green, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/14).