Berkeley, California Bans Manhole Covers and Natural Gas
Article from Fox Business by Katherine Lam.
More bans are being implemented in Berkeley, California.
The Bay Area city has become the first in the nation to ban natural gas Opens a New Window. lines from being installed in new low-rise residential buildings. The City Council voted in favor of the measure that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, the San Francisco ChronicleOpens a New Window. reported.
On Tuesday, the City Council also passed an ordinance that barred gendered language in the city’s municipal code, the ChronicleOpens a New Window. reported. The words, such as manhole and manpower, will be replaced with neutral terms such as “maintenance hole” and “human effort” or “workforce.”
The pronouns “she,” “he,” “her” and “him,” will be replaced with “they” and “them.” “Men and women” will be replaced with “people,” or “a single gender” when referring to a male or female.
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