SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The city of San Francisco is taking steps to protect outdoor stand advertising from being disrupted by noise, and hopes the effort will save thousands of jobs.
In a memo to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Public Utilities Commissioner Dan Kalb said the city is considering creating noise restrictions to discourage noise-making on public properties, including outdoor stands.
Kalb said a public hearing will be held in June to discuss whether the city should establish such rules.
The city is already required to post noise-reduction posters around its public parks, but the posters have been so effective that they’re now used in many other places, including hotels and cafes, said city spokesperson Eric Nguyen.
The new posters are intended to help deter people from sitting at a stand that might be causing noise, Nguyen said.
The posters, which will be in place for at least a year, will also be displayed on businesses and public areas, he said.
Noise can be a problem for outdoor stand ads.
In addition to disrupting the stand’s image, it can also cause other problems for other nearby businesses, Nguyen added.
The posters will be placed in areas that people can’t see, like in front of an outdoor table, Nguyen told the AP.
The city is also considering installing video surveillance cameras to help with the efforts to curb noise.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department said it is not aware of any noise complaints since the posters were installed.
It said it has installed video cameras to monitor noise around outdoor stands, including at a nearby park, and is planning to install video cameras on outdoor tables in future.
The department has already made some progress on the issue, Nguyen noted, and the posters will help reduce the noise, even if it’s not noticeable to passersby.
The goal is to reduce noise while improving the overall perception of the outdoor stand, Nguyen explained.
It’s also not to have the same effect that a public space can have, said Kim Mazzucchelli, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Public Works and Highways.
The effort to stop outdoor stands from disrupting other businesses is being supported by the city, which has a long history of standing up for the outdoors.
The first outdoor stand in San Francisco was built by a small group of outdoors enthusiasts in the 1940s and 1950s and is still there.
The building, called the San Franciscos Outdoor Center, stands on the western edge of the city.
It has stood for years and has become a landmark for San Francisco.
It is currently being renovated, and city officials plan to add more outdoor stands and buildings next year.