San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Will Go to the Voters

Oct 20 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

The proposed January 1, 2015, increase to San Diego’s minimum wage is on hold.

Opponents of the ordinance to increase the minimum wage succeeded in getting enough signatures during a petition drive to force the minimum wage proposal to be put to a public vote, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Times article noted that the City Council now has two choices: repeal the minimum wage increase or put the proposed increase on the ballot for a public vote. The president of the City Council told the Times that he will ask the council to put the minimum wage ballot on the June 2016 ballot.

The minimum wage ordinance also contained a provision mandating five paid sick days.

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