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Maxwell proposes ads on new light-rail platforms

Muni’s Third Street Light Rail Line, expected to open in April, may also come with advertising.

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell has drafted legislation that would allow a total of 71 24-square-foot signs on transit shelters on the 28 boarding platforms for the light rail.

The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee meets Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at City Hall, Room 263.

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Board to vote on alcohol ads in BART stations

The Board of Supervisors will vote today whether to adopt a resolution opposing BART’s decision last month to allow some alcohol advertising signs in its cars and stations.

Supervisor Tom Ammiano drafted the resolution asking the BART board of directors to reconsider, saying the ads will have an adverse affect on riders.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m., at City Hall, Room 250.


Recreation area to continue debate over dog leash areas

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area will continue negotiations on Nov. 8 with citizens who want to modify dog leashing rules in the park, GGNRA spokeswoman Chris Powell said Monday. The dateof a meeting scheduled this month was changed so park officials could concentrate on protecting the endangered western snowy plover. The plovers are threatened by human and animal activity at their wintering sites at Ocean Beach and Crissy Field, she said. Park officials expect to enforce leash laws in the plovers’ wintering areas within a few weeks. Powell said she expects dogs to be leashed by Nov. 8. Sally Stephens, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Dog Owners Group, says most dogs do not threaten the plover and should be allowed to remain off-leash. Stephens argued that dogs may in fact assist the plover by warding off predatory ravens and foxes.

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