By Liz Alper
September 28, 2016 (San Diego) - The last La Mesa Chamber breakfast of the year was held at Marie Callender's at Alvarado Road. The speaker was Senator Joel Anderson.
The majority of Senator Anderson's speech was comprised of his reasons for opposing Senate Bill 654. SB654 aims to increase parental leave for new parents by six weeks. Senator Anderson, a Republican and former small businessman, believes this will harm small businesses by putting them out of business. He understands the struggle that small businesses have already and does not want to add six more weeks of parental leave to that.