Far-left utopia Berkeley, California continued to ignore the region’s escalating homeless crisis this week; instead opting to ban “gender-specific” words -like ‘manhole’- from the city code.
“Berkeley City Council has unanimously voted to eliminate gender-specific words from its municipal code,” reports Fox San Francisco. “The vote was on Tuesday and the idea was introduced by 23-year-old city council member Rigel Robinson.”
The changes include: ‘Manpower’ to ‘Human Effort,’ ‘Brother’ to ‘Sibling,’ ‘Manhole’ to ‘Maintenance hole,’ and ‘Sportsman’ to ‘Hunter.’
“Language has power. The words we use are important,” Robinson said. “It’s not only timely, but necessary to make sure that our laws really speak for everyone.”
“If it makes the city happy I guess they can go ahead. They can change it to maintenance hole. I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt anybody,” said one resident.
“No. Uh…I think it would remain the same. Why change it?” asked another. “I think they’ve gone too far. The reason why they’re gender separated is because they are gender separated. Fraternities are male and sororities are female.”
Some of the changes include the word, "manhole" that will now be "maintenance hole." https://t.co/uesmrK0zNB
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In a similar move, San Francisco became the first city in the US to ban the sale of E-Cigarettes last week; making it illegal for vendors to sell any product that vaporizes nicotine.
— Bloomberg (@business) June 25, 2019
“The city voted Tuesday to ban sales of e-cigarettes, making it illegal to sell nicotine vaporizer products in stores or for online retailers to ship the goods to San Francisco addresses. The ban will be the first of its kind to go into effect in the U.S. The ordinance will now go to the mayor to sign into law. Cigarettes and other tobacco products will remain legal in the city, along with recreational marijuana,” reports Bloomberg.
“This is groundbreaking legislation that shows local governments are prepared to step up,” [City Attorney Dennis Herrera] said. “What you will see in the aftermath of this legislation is other jurisdictions looking at what they might be prepared to do to protect their young people.”
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LIBERAL PRIORITIES: Berkeley Institutes ‘VEGAN ONLY’ Meals for Official Events, Meetings
The town of Berkeley, California became the first city in the United States to require vegan-only food be served at official events and meetings this week; adopting a new policy that designates ‘Vegan Monday’ throughout the region.
According to ABC News, the Berkeley City Council passed a resolution requiring the strict dietary guidelines be followed for all food served at city-run events at least once a week; a move animal rights activists hailed as “revolutionary.”
“On Thursday, Berkeley became the first city in the nation to declare ‘Green Monday.’ This requires vegan-only food be served at city meetings and events once a week,” writes ABC.
“I’m not asking people to give up meat, I’m asking us all to think about what it is that we do every day, how we can reduce our meat consumption,” said council member Kate Harrison.
Going vegan? 🌱 The @CityofBerkeley is trying. The council recently passed a resolution requiring ONLY vegan food be provided once a week at city events/meetings. What do you think? @abc7newsbayarea #Berkeley #vegan pic.twitter.com/IzASrFzKTt
— Carlos Saucedo (@Carlos_Saucedo) September 17, 2018
“Almost a third of our climate change problem comes from animal husbandry and the meat produced by animals and the pollution produced,” she added.
LIBERAL PRIORITIES: LA Considers Ban of ‘ALL FUR PRODUCTS’ as Homeless Population Soars
Los Angeles is poised to become the largest American city to ban the production and sale of all fur-related products; a proposal backed by the region’s animal rights activists who claim the clothing is “rife with cruelty.”
According to Yahoo News, the Los Angeles City Council plans to vote in the coming weeks on a measure that would ban the fur industry within the city limits. The proposal would bar the sale of clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs, accessories, and key chains.
“Neighboring West Hollywood along with Berkeley and San Francisco already have fur bans, although their ordinances differ in some specifics. West Hollywood’s law was changed to exempt fur from animals that are legally trapped under state law,” writes Yahoo News.
Opponents of the measure slammed the City Council for diverting attention and resources away from the region’s escalating homeless crisis and rampant crime.
“There’s a lot of fur sold in LA. It’s in over 500 designer collections, it’s on shoes, it’s on handbags,” said a spokesperson for the Fur Information Council of America. “So yes, it will have an impact on jobs, it will have an impact on tax revenues.”
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