ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES HEARINGS ON PROPOSED MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

UPDATE: REPORTS ON PROPOSED MINIMUM WAGE

LOS ANGELES -- The chair of the City’s Economic Development Committee scheduled four meetings across the City for constituents to weigh in on the proposed minimum wage increase, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced today.

The meetings, which are open to the public, will be held on the following dates and times:

Tuesday March 24th

1 p.m.

Los Angeles City Hall

John Ferraro Council Chamber

200 N Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday March 26th

6 p.m.

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

10950 South Central Ave

Watts, CA 90059

Tuesday March 31st

6 p.m.

Van Nuys City Hall

14410 Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91401

Thursday April 2nd

6 p.m.

Museum of Tolerance

9786 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

 

The additional committee meetings were a request by Councilmember O’Farrell and a few of his colleagues. The Los Angeles City Council also requested a second study on raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, which is taking a closer look at how a wage increase will affect small businesses and non-profit organizations.

“I encourage constituents and stakeholders in the 13th District to take part in the public process and attend the committee hearings,” said O’Farrell. “My colleagues and I need to hear from you as we consider raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles. The comments will help us strike a balance that will help lift our workers while considering the needs of our small business and non-profit employers.”

UPDATE: REPORTS ON PROPOSED MINIMUM WAGE

The Center for Labor Research and Education at University of California, Berkeley was selected by the Chief Legislative Analyst to perform the most recent analysis, which will look at two proposals, one increasing wages to $13.25 by 2017 and another to $15.25 by 2019. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as labor groups, are also expected to release studies later this week released the following reports.

Councilmember O’Farrell is in favor of raising the minimum wage, as long as any increase takes into consideration the challenges of the small business owner and our partners in the non-profit sector.

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O’Farrell, Blumenfield seek analysis of city-wide minimum wage increase

 

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