Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had previously expressed reservations about the latest family leave bill that the DC Council sent for her signature. In fact, when the Council passed the bill back in December, she released a statement explaining that the law would be too costly on DC business and would mostly benefit suburbanites working in the Nation’s Capital. The statement, concluding with “I will not add my name to this legislation.” led many to believe that despite a veto-proof 9-4 vote, the mayor would stand by her belief and veto the bill. Instead, she seized the wiggle room that phrase provided and sent the bill back, unsigned but with a letter again stating her concerns. By not signing the bill, she let it just become law without her formal approval! Now, that is how you try to have your cake and eat it too! There is another proposal pending in the DC Council that may be of interest to many individuals and businesses, especially in food service. Earlier this month, Councilwoman Mary Cheh filed legislation to create a tax credit of up to $5,000 for the donation of excess food to a charitable organization. The bill was sent to the health and finance committees, but it has yet to see any movement. We’ll keep an eye on it . . .