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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember O'Brien's statement on opting out of yellow pages
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/25/2013  10:28:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Josh Fogt, Councilmember O'Brien's Office, 206-684-8800

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Mike O'Brien

Councilmember O'Brien's statement on opting out of yellow pages
Consumers should opt-out at www.yellowpagesoptout.com by May 6th
to meet upcoming delivery deadline

Seattle -- The City of Seattle and yellow pages publishers recently reached an agreement to provide residents and businesses easy control of the delivery of yellow pages directories to their homes through www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Seattle Councilmember Mike O'Brien issued the following statement in response:

I encourage Seattleites who are still receiving yellow pages directories to go to www.yellowpagesoptout.com. May 6 is the deadline for opting out of Dex yellow pages directories, if they have not done so already. There they can set their preferences so they only receive the directories they want, or they can opt out of all directories at once.

I thank the industry for agreeing to honor all existing opt outs and for taking significant steps to develop this nationwide opt-out system, which has participation from all major publishers, a new user-friendly interface and a complaint system where concerned residents can get quick, reliable feedback.

"Residents who already opted out of yellow pages directories will not need to opt out again, maintaining the savings of over 1,000 tons of paper that we accomplished through our previous system."

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