Quickpeeks 1/6/2023

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try a Mustache?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again (and again and again).  That seems to be the mantra when it comes to Eric Garcetti.  As reported by The Hindu on Tuesday, President Joe Biden nominated former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to India – again.  Garcetti’s previous nomination was blocked due to accusations of turning a blind eye to misconduct by top aide Rick Jacobs. Team Garcetti may have a new strategy – try a mustache..   


No to Fur, Price Discrimination or Disruptions; Jaywalk, Prostitution and Pot Ok

New Year – New Laws: With the new year came hundreds of new California laws.  In 2022, the California legislature sent 1,166 bills to Governor Gavin Newsom to sign, of which 997 made it into law.  As reported by the L.A. Times, the new laws make significant changes in workers’ rights and benefits, housing, criminal justice, and healthcare.   

A few new laws that have caught attention include outlawing the sale of new items made from fur, prohibiting business from charging different prices for goods just because they’re marketed toward women, legalizing jaywalking, repealing the misdemeanor law against prostitution, empowering local boards and governments to remove disruptive participants, and protecting an employee’s right to use marijuana outside of work.


No too FAST, but You Can Still Get a Whopper

Judge Blocks Law: Just before New Years celebrations took place, a Sacramento County Superior Court Judge put a temporary hold on the FAST Recovery Act – a new law slated to take place on January 1, 2023, that would impact the fast food industry.  As previously shared by Calpeek, the fast-food companies recently submitted signatures to place the controversial law before voters to have the final say.


Swear Swore and Sworn

Watch Your Language: It’s a new year after a legislative cycle which could only mean one thing – a lot of swearing (swearing ins that is). If you miss an official swearing-in of your favorite elected – or if your candidate didn’t win and you want to make good with the one who did, don’t worry as subsequent re-swearing ins may be coming to a fundraising event near you.  For the potty-mouth adverse, it may also be referred to as an inauguration.  


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