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Getting junk faxes? Need some extra dough for that tight budget? Yes, the city of San Diego can be a model for at least some variety of fiscal policy. City Councilwoman Donna Frye and City Attorney Mike Aguirre announced today a settlement of $428,000 from Fax.com.

The city sued Fax.com for violating federal laws that are supposed to protect consumers from unsolicited advertisements over fax and phone lines. Frye began tracking the unsolicited faxes to her office in 2003 and urged the City Attorney’s Office to take action after her requests to be removed from the fax lists were ignored by the company.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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