Skip to comments.Supervisors move to ban workplace cafeterias
Posted on 07/25/2018 7:54:14 AM PDT by MissTed
New city tech workers dreaming of dining in workplace cafeterias may soon face a harsh reality going outside.
Two city legislators on Tuesday are expected to announce legislation banning on-site workplace cafeterias in an effort to promote and support local restaurants.
The measure, proposed by Supervisor Ahsha Safai and co-sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would adjust zoning laws to ban workplace cafeterias moving forward, but would not be retroactive.
Peskin said the measure, was inspired by tech companies like Twitter and Airbnb, which are widely known to have access to dining in their own buildings, depriving nearby restaurants of the dollars usually spent by nearby workers. The measure has the support of Gwyneth Borden, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and other local merchants.
Under the legislation which is expected to be introduced Tuesday, you cant have an industrial kitchen in your office building, Peskin said.
Peskin said the legislation sought to avoid the Amazon effect that impacts retail and restaurants across the county, he said. This is forward thinking legislation.
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Soon to ban bringing your own lunch, and then making your own dinner at home.
Wow. Direct from the Politburo I assume?
This is textbook fascism.
PROGRESSIVE = REPRESSIVE
I can hear it now:
SUPERVISOR: Where were you yesterday afternoon?
WORKER: I was stuck in traffic form a cross town lunch as ordered.
I bring mine, dine in my office, and tune out for a bit.
Eventually, I will get burned out and go the local establishment.
And when the streets are clogged with cars at lunchtime with people trying to get out and back in their allotted time, they’ll legislate longer lunch hours, force companies to shift lunchtimes around to ease the traffic, and generally just screw things up worse than if they had just left us the he!! alone.
Soon there will be a black market for bagged lunches in “hi-tech” areas of SF.
This is forward thinking legislation.
Yep, was just thinking, that workplace cafeterias where I have worked, were a good alternative for a quick lunch, if you didn’t bring lunch.
Otherwise I would bring lunch from home most days, and buy the cafeteria food sometimes.
I would not have gone out to fast food or sit down restaurants if there had not been an on site cafeteria.
I don’t know how people who make these policies think. They assume that everybody will go to local eating places if there’s no onsite cafeteria, as opposed to bringing lunch?
Eating out gets expensive if you do that all the time. I suspect many will bring lunch rather than go to the local eating places.
“Soon to ban bringing your own lunch, and then making your own dinner at home.”
Doesn’t go far enough. Maybe the supreme court could rule that a law requiring employees to actually buy lunch at a local restaurant is really a tax and therefore constitutional. Maybe we could force them to include a minimum number of healthy items too. Hey, it’s all for the children (somehow).
Government is not supposed to be the strong-arm service for rentseekers.
No no no - you're not allowed to do that, because you might answer the phone, look at an email, move some paper around on your desk. Can't have that! You'd be 'working' and then be entitled to sue your employer for overtime.
I’ve worked in a lot of office buildings, some with cafeterias, some with deli’s in the lobby. Everybody doesn’t eat there. In fact, most don’t. The only place where it was REALLY busy was a place where you had to get in your car and drive a few miles to find a place to eat.
But I’m old. I bring my own lunch and have for many years. I’ll eat out once every few weeks.
Mountain View did it to Google. they provided lunch for the employees through roach coaches. City and state went after Google on taxes, said they had to tax the employees as a wage earned for the free lunch and imposed a city ordinance on the food trucks. Nannyism. The Democrats want to control every millimeter of your life
A closed door and do not disturb on Lync doesn’t stop anyone from bothering me.
The reason companies have cafeterias is going out for lunch is not practical. I have worked at companies were getting from your desk to your car took 15 minutes. Getting back from the car is another 15 minutes. Going out takes 20 minutes to get there and 20 back. Add in the time to park, go inside, order, eat and get back to your car...40 minutes? Eating out is not practical. And, who do they think are running the cafeteria? The company? No. It’s contracted out to a local business.
It used to be Bay Area companies were involved in trip reduction programs. Is industrial catering considered part of trip reduction?
Would that put Frisco in conflict with the Bay Area Air Quality Managment District?
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