Newsrack Agreement in San Francisco

march 20, 2002  11:15 am
The city and Bay Area newspapers have reached an agreement that allows the city to install uniform modular newsracks. Newspapers, including SF Weekly, had sued in 1999, arguing that the original scheme violated their First Amendment rights. "The settlement, which the publishers reached with the city attorney last week, will give the newspaper companies a say in where the new city-controlled racks are installed and which newspapers get to use them," the San Francisco Chronicle reports.