San Diego City Council passes minimum wage hike

 
July 29, 2014

On Monday, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, according to a report from Reuters.

It's not a done deal. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has threatened to veto the bill, has 10 business days to act. It he does veto the bill, the council has 30 days to consider an override. The council would then have 30 calendar days to consider an override.

According to a spokeswoman for Council President Todd Gloria, the bill reflects a compromise negotiated by supporters with a number of small business owners in the city, but is opposed by the local Chamber of Commerce and the California Restaurant Association.


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