City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
196780
Work Completed
Jul 10, 2014 7:00 PM

That the City Solicitor advise this Board of the city's ability to control the dissemination of advertisements from "Globe Direct", and inquire why individual requests to stop unsolicited deliveries are not followed.

Information

Department:City CouncilSponsors:Ward Two Alderman Maryann M. Heuston, j and the Entire Board
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the City Solicitor advise this Board regarding the city's ability to control the dissemination of advertisements from "Globe Direct" as it relates to the method of delivery and the resulting trash nuisance caused by such method of delivery and inquire as to why individual citizen requests to stop such unsolicited deliveries are not followed.

 

Meeting History

Apr 24, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Alderman Heuston commented the advertisements are nuisances and asked that the board be presented with possible solutions. President White reported that the City Solicitor has been investigating the issue and attempting to find a solution. City Solicitor Frank Wright explained the issue involves Federal regulation as well as first amendment rights, but his office intends to submit a resolution allowing residents to opt out.

RESULT:APPROVED
Apr 29, 2014 6:30 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
May 13, 2014 6:30 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Wright spoke about a proposed ordinance and opt out policy relative to this issue.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Jul 10, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED