San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors had to cancel a meeting this week because the Examiner didn’t publish a legal notice. Will Harper of the SF Weekly says that the error could be costly to the newspaper owned by conservative billionaire Phil Anschutz. Harper writes:
- The city attorney’s office is looking at remedies spelled out in its contract with the Examiner. One intriguing possibility under the contract: The city could cancel its deal with the Ex and run notices in the Chronicle instead. Peskin says the contract could even require the Examiner to pay the cost difference for running the notices in the more expensive Chron. Whether it comes to that, though, remains to be seen.
“We’ll see where it goes,” [Supervisor Aaron] Peskin [pictured] says. “This is not a mistake anyone can take lightly.”
Peskin told the Chron: “It is without precedent in the modern history of San Francisco, and frankly I’m flabbergasted that something so basic as printing a meeting announcement failed to happen.” (Photo credit: 2006, Frederic Larson, Chronicle)