In a move to accommodate those who seek non-gendered language, Berkeley, California will be moving to increase its usage of gender-neutral words.

According to CTV News, subject to the cities changes are words like  “manpower” and “manhole” that will be transformed into “workforce” and “maintenance hole.”

“Craftsmen” will become “artisans,” or “craftspeople.” “Firefighter” will replace “fireman” or “firewoman.”

This resolution follows a unanimous decision on the part of Berkeley’s City Council, which moved to replace a plethora of terms. The idea was sponsored by councilman Rigel Robinson, the youngest Berkeley council member in history. 

“Gender-neutral language creates a lot of room to acknowledge that it’s not just men running the country,” commented the council member. 

Robinson rejected the complaint that the bill was a waste of the legislatures times pointing to an otherwise productive council meeting, including unique environmental restrictions on developing buildings. 

“We are capable of doing more than one thing at a time,” Robinson said. “We’re not just looking at symbolic things.” 

“Awareness and issues of gender identity are often particularly visible on college campuses, but it’s important that it doesn’t stay there.”