Apparently, the city of seattle passed a law recently creating a donotdeliver list for residents, that would bar phone book providers from delivering the books to their homes. Seattle white pages seattle phone directory lookup. Seattles ordinance, passed last fall, created an optout registry for residents who want to cancel doorstep deliveries of phone books. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online phone book and directory. You can apply online, and should receive your certificate in 12 business days. Dec 17, 2014 the infuriating reason you still get a phonebook delivered every year. Seattle, washington recently passed an ordinance that allowed residents to optout of receiving the yellow pages at their homes, something i wish would happen in every city and state in the country. The new seattle ordinance also requires yellow pages publishers to begin paying for recycling of unwanted and outdated yellow pages. After one year, citys phone book optout program is big. Oct 14, 2010 phone book litter banned in seattle, nations first optout city by on oct 14, 2010 get your daily dose of good news from grist subscribe to the beacon. Council adopts revised phonebook regulations seattle met. In 2010, seattle passed an ordinance requiring yellowpages publishers to advertise an optout registry on the front covers of their directories. Each year, phone books require the destruction of about. Seattles phone book legislation bans the distribution of yellow pages without a license and charges phone book publishers a fee for every phone book they distribute in.
In 2010, the city of seattle passed the first ordinance requiring phonebook companies to let residents opt out of getting the yellow pages, and. Town called on to throw book at phone directory publishers. The site is developed in partnership with,, hotels of the, and phonebook of the. Dex, the citys biggest yellow pages distributor, also argued that seattle had exaggerated the amount. Phone book litter banned in seattle, nations first optout city by on oct 14, 2010 get your daily dose of good news from grist subscribe to the beacon. District court to overturn seattle s phone book ordinance, which prohibits them from distributing yellow pages to those on a city. In 2010, seattle legislated a citywide phone book opt out system. May 27, 2011 san francisco first to ban unsolicited delivery of yellow pages phone book. We offer the ability to search by first name, last name, phone number, or business name. Oct 11, 2010 by an 81 vote, the city council just approved new restrictions on phone book distributors that would license phone book distributors, create a cityrun optout list for people who dont want to receive yellow pages phone books, and fine companies that deliver phone books to people who have said they dont want to receive them. Yesterday at the seattle public utilities and neighborhood committee meeting we had a great discussion about waste reduction following up on a resolution that council passed in january asking the state to better regulate junk mail. The first would take an optout approach through a nonprofit called catalogchoice, a service allowing residents to sign up and optout of direct mail and unwanted phone book delivery. City of seattle rethinking phone book distribution.
Feb 03, 2011 in november, the yellow pages association, supermedia and dex one corp. Supporters of a proposed city ordinance limiting phone book distribution say they are frustrated with hitandmiss voluntary programs run by the. The ordinance defines a yellow pages phone book as anypublication. Seattle, washington and the 19181919 influenza epidemic. The seattle city council voted monday on a yellow pages optout ordinance that would get rid of those phone books.
Seattle passes nations first phone book optout law. Circuit court of appeals struck down seattle s ordinance, ruling that phone books are protected as free speech. Yellow pages sues seattle for letting residents optout of. Oct, 2010 seattle passed the nations first phone book optout ordinance, which also requires directory publishers to pay for the citys phone book recycling costs. San francisco has banned the unsolicited distribution of the yellow pages phone book. Tuttle says that influenza is bound to come to the seattle area in the near future, and asks everyone to avoid crowds, to use a handkerchief when coughing and sneezing, to rest at the first sign of symptoms, and to get plenty of fresh air. The infuriating reason you still get a phonebook delivered every. I support councilmember mike obrien and the effort to reduce unwanted phone books and the resultant bulky waste. Seattle municipal code the seattle municipal code, often referred to as the smc, is a classified compilation of the general and permanent ordinances of the city of seattle. Yellowpages companies rejected in court again strange. San francisco first to ban unsolicited delivery of yellow. A few weeks ago we wrote about the recently passed ordinance in seattle that would create a donotdeliver list for residents who no longer want to receive the doorstop that is the phone book. Jan 14, 2011 the yellow pages industry yesterday filed a motion.
Chiu drops yellow page delivery ban after seattle court. The city council on monday passed an ordinance allowing people to place themselves on a list to stop receiving yellow pages phone books, similar to the no call lists telemarketers must honor. As good cities reports, the citys board of supervisors there is no city council in san francisco preliminarily passed an ordinance that severely cracks down on phonebook deliveries. Before you apply, youll need a seattle business license tax certificate, a copy of your drivers license, and a rental registration inspection ordinance rrio license. Nov 15, 2010 yellow pages publishers today filed a lawsuit. We also receive and maintain many different types of documents that must, by law or as a result of legislation, be filed with us. The ordinance defines a yellow pages phone book as a publication that consists primarily of a listing of business names and telephone numbers and contains display advertising for at.
By working together this past week, weve achieved both of these goals with this revised legislation. Phone book litter banned in seattle, nations first opt. Seattles ordinance requires phone book companies to honor optout requests, get a license to distribute, and print a message about the citys optout program or face penalties. Seattle is doing the right thing by reducing waste and helping residents stop unwanted phone book deliveries. In response, in october 2010, the city enacted ordinance. City officials would then share that information with phone book publishers and direct them not to drop the books off at those homes and.
British columbia directory williams official british columbia directory. Whereas, costs associated with the collection and disposal of yellow pages phone books in seattle creates burdens on the citys solid waste disposal system. City of seattle ruled the citys ordinance establishing its yellow pages optout program violates the first amendment rights of yellow pages publishers. On october 11, 2010, the city of seattle enacted ordinance 123427. The first shot in the war against unwanted phone books was. Phone book deliveries can also be stopped by calling 206 5043066, an automated line. I have written about how much i dislike getting phone books before, including discussions of just how much waste these unwanted phone books generate. The city council passed a law in november that forced phone book publishers like dex one to apply for a permit and pay. Seattle white pages phone books in washington wa whitepages.
Seattle phone book and seattle phone directory makes searching for businesses and people in seattle easy by providing an online business and residential phonebook and phone directory in seattle. The city attorneys office generally helps city departments, the mayor and the city council with all types of legal documents, including proposed ordinances to change city law. Everett 1912 business directory of seattle, tacoma, bellingham, everett, anacortes, olympia, aberdeen, hoquiam, centralia. Expand your research by checking out the washington online historical newspapers here. An ordinance relating to the seattle fire code, adopting as the seattle fire code the 2012 edition of the international fire code with some exceptions, amending and adding various provisions to that code. Aug 10, 2010 proposed ordinance targets yellow pages in seattle. May 05, 2011 seattle s ordinance requires phone book companies to honor optout requests, get a license to distribute, and print a message about the citys optout program or face penalties. Seattle becomes the first city in the country to set up an optout registry if.
The seattle city council voted monday to make it easier for the city to shut down businesses and residences where there is frequent illegal activity. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online white pages phone book and directory. The suit also claims that the seattle ordinance unlawfully interferes with interstate commerce. Despite technology, phone books still a thing the coloradoan. The office of the city clerk keeps the records of the city council and makes them available to the public. In 2010, the city of seattle passed the first ordinance requiring phonebook companies to let residents opt out of getting the yellow pages, and assigned the. And seattle passed an ordinance last year that allows people to opt out of getting the yellow pages. Court rules yellow pages are protected speech techdirt. The databases contain full text or scanned copies of many of these documents, and descriptions of others along with information about how to get copies. The citys quest to deflect unwanted yellow pages phone books was. Apr 08, 20 one idea offered to seattle by the judges of the 9 th circuit. In 2011, san francisco passed the nations first yellow pages optin ordinance. An ordinance relating to the citys solid waste system\ providing for the issu ance of a temporat7 license and establish. Yellow pages sues seattle for phone book optout ordinance.
Yellow pages publishers declare war against phone book. Last month, the city of seattle passed an ordinance that allows residents to opt out of receiving yellow pages phone books. As a leader on wage, labor, and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps, and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the city of seattle created a new office of labor standards ols. Seattle may limit phonebook distribution the seattle times.
While the seattle ordinance allowed people to opt out of the delivery program, chius measure would have required residents to opt in, by either requesting the phone books or being on hand. The ordinance went into affect in october, but with this lawsuit pending it looks like its going to be a while before it can be enforced. Proposed ordinance targets yellow pages in seattle. Council approves strongestinnation surveillance technology transparency ordinance council unanimously approved surveillance technology acquisition legislation today to enhance public awareness and involvement when the city considers implementing new surveillance technology or software.
Whereas, ordinance 118975 created a rate stabilization account in the solid waste fund. Both san francisco and seattle have passed ordinances to reduce the distribution of phone books on the grounds they create litter, add to. The current smc is published on the website of our codifier, the municipal code corporation, and is also available in print updated quarterly in the city clerks office. Most of the provisions of the ordinance become effective january 1, 2011. Proposed ordinance targets yellow pages in seattle strange. After one year, seattle phone book optout program is big success page 222222222 or all phone book titles, including residential listings, the white pages. May 09, 2011 judge hangs up on phone book industry. This has all the makings of a story straight out of the onion but sadly its for real. Seattle council passes nuisance law the seattle times. King county, washington online historical directories. Phone book litter banned in seattle, nations first optout city.
Home collecting telephone books varieties of telephone books. Municodenext, the industrys leading search application with over 3,300 codes and growing. The infuriating reason you still get a phonebook delivered every year. Yellow pages sues seattle for new law letting people optout.
It intended to create an optout registry for seattle residents who didnt want to receive the yellow pages, and would. Whereas, during the city councils consideration of the rates authorized under this ordinance, the city council also expressed its intention to provide direction for the deposit and. That means no more bulky yellow books in plastic bags on peoples doorsteps, unless they want the directories delivered. Ordinance seattle city clerks online information services.
The infuriating reason you still get a phonebook delivered. San francisco first to ban unsolicited delivery of yellow pages phone book. Phone book litter has been banned in seattle, washington. Seattle 1971 chinese community phone directory for the state of washington f900 c5 s42 seattle chinatown chamber of commerce.
The registry jeopardized the future of phone books, and the publishers were forced to pay a fee for each book distributed to cover the cost of the registry, according to the wall street journal. Seattle today, the seattle city council voted 81 in favor of a new ordinance which creates an enforceable optout system restricting unwanted delivery of yellow page phone books. A couple of years ago, the publishers of a number of phone books in the seattle area sued the city for passing a new ordinance that required. And i want our effort the first in the nation to be both effective and successful.
Yellow pages publishers sue to overturn seattle s unconstitutional phone book law. Thank you for your interest in opting out of phone book deliveries. The seattle optout ordinance has been a huge success in a short time. Court whacking of seattle on phone books lets corporations run.1496 519 472 1128 849 1512 504 634 591 301 636 311 1087 1384 1459 1574 1462 1576 213 411 380 376 817 619 93 1518 1264 752 1493 103 1490 494 659 466 89 1474 489 358 1254 298 638 940 705