With a new group called Raise Up San Diego leading the way, efforts to boost the minimum wage via ballot measure are continuing.
The issue goes before the City Council’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on March 24 for an initial discussion. A ballot measure in November would have to be approved by a majority of the City Council to reach voters. The council now has a 5-3 Democratic majority with the likelihood of a sixth Democrat appointed to the vacancy created with the election of Kevin Faulconer as mayor.
Raise Up San Diego says it backs a ballot measure that includes:
- Access to earned sick leave for all employees in San Diego, regardless of industry or business type.
- A meaningful increase in the city’s minimum wage.
- And a cost-of-living index to update the minimum wage annually.
Should this effort to expand the state’s plans for a higher minimum wage be extended to other cities in San Diego County?
This is the latest in a series of weekday polls in Times of San Diego. For earlier posts, visit Opinion.
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