That was fast. Less than three months after a state law requiring chefs and bartenders to wear gloves took effect, one of its sponsors wants a do-over. Assemblyman
Pan is wisely responding to an outcry from chefs and other professional food handlers who saw the law as a sledgehammer approach to reducing food-borne illnesses. Why mandate gloves for every food handler when even the
Plus, the law was tremendously wasteful. One restaurant manager told the San Francisco Business Times his establishment went through 175 pairs of gloves per shift.
"It's not about whether there are gloves or not, it should be about whether the local business and the health inspector have worked together to create a safe environment for the customer," Pan said at a news conference.
This was a law of unintended consequences, and it's good to see that California legislators are moving fast to fix their mistake.
After indictments, 5 lessons from Ron and Tom Calderon, D.J. Waldie at KCET
It's been 30 years since Charles Calderon first won elected office as a member of the Montebello school board and began boosting his brothers into political life. The Calderon brothers always made a point of hiring family to work in the family business. The resulting concentration of power sustained the Calderon brothers through previous ethics scrapes, until now.
The Abbey announces a ban on anti-gay politicians, Laist
Effective immediately, every legislator in any state that votes for bills to allow for discrimination against LGBT people will be added to the "Deny Entry List" at The Abbey. The Abbey will also have headshots of each state representative who support such bills on the security list.
Proposed ordinance would treat them like conventional cigarettes, outlawing their use in most workplaces and many public areas.