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Former California Secretary of Commerce Hatamiya Talks Scheduling in Seattle June 21

Lon Hatamiya, former secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, will tell Seattle City Councilmembers on June 21 that his study of new restrictive scheduling in San Francisco shows the unintended negative impact on flexible, part-time work and how employers are frustrated by new penalties caused by unforeseen circumstances.

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Mayor Murray and Councilmember Burgess Propose New Rules for Short-term Rentals

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Tim Burgess this week announced a proposal to prevent long-term rental units from being converted to short-term rentals, while still providing residents the ability to earn additional income by renting out their homes.

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Seattle businesses face fines for non-compliance with all-gender restroom ordinance

The WRA/WLA government affairs team has learned that the City of Seattle is starting to send compliance letters to businesses that do not have gender neutral signage on their single-occupancy restrooms. If a business does not comply within 30 days, it faces fines.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Earth Day is every day

Local sourcing of food products, food waste reduction, energy conservation, sustainable seafood, environmental sustainability – you name it, restaurants are going “green” in a major way.

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Farm to Table | SLOW FOOD

“Although the average consumer does have a role in the life of the movement, Emily maintains that food service providers and restaurants have the power to make the biggest shift in the sustainable food movement”.

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Farm to Table | WOBBLY CART FARM

“It’s not that Joseph isn’t concerned about the farm-to-table movement, its values, or the people that it affects; it’s just that Joseph already does what he enjoys: growing healthy food. Regardless of the theoretical underpinnings of the farm-to-table movement, of the trending popularity of some of its values, or of the challenges that small farms face, Wobbly Cart Farm will continue to produce quality product”.

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Brenda Marshall named 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence

Olympia, WA – On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Brenda Marshall of Joel E. Ferris High School, was awarded the 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award by the Washington Restaurant Association

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Farm to Table | THE MARK

“Food should be life affirming, not death-provoking. Whether you have cancer, know someone who has, or are planning on living forever, Lisa aims to leave her mark”.

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Initiative 1433 & Minimum Wage

Disclaimer – You are reading archive content on minimum wage. For the most current information, visit: https://wahospitality.org/resources/minimum-wage-resources/ On July 6, 2016 signatures were turned in to the Secretary of State’s (SOS)

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Farm to Table | HART’S MESA

The perfect solution is not practical – it never is; the perfect solution can’t satisfy all farm-to-table values: organic, local, family-driven, sustainable, etc. The type of produce that his restaurant uses is just not available from local farms. In a way, he’s right: purchasing local product and supporting the farm-to-table movement can be conflicting prerogatives.

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Farm to Table | J. TREACY KREGER

“Why do we treat food as a means to one end (sheer survival) rather than as an opportunity to support both the physical health of the individual along with the financial well-being of the local economy?”

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Farm to Table | CALLIOPE FARM

As an undaunted small farmer attempting to survive off of his trade, Jacob whole-heartedly claims that “if the product is good enough, you can charge what you need to while still relying on support from your customers”.

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Farm to Table | TAYLOR SHELLFISH FARMS

For Marco, the farm-to-table movement isn’t just some vague abstraction lost in limbo. He implies that we all have a role to play in its development. “It’s about expressing your values through your buying power”.

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Farm to Table | TUNAWERTH

“Although it’s a difficult time for small dairies to keep going, they continue because, as Anita says: “It’s about the future that we’re giving our children”.