By Doug Porter
The full San Diego City Council is set to hear arguments over proposals increasing the minimum wage and allowing for up to five earned sick days. The measure being considered is Council President Todd Gloria’s attempt at comprise from an earlier proposal.
The specifics of the current plan are:
- $9.75 Jan 2015
- $10.50 Jan 2016
- $11.50 Jan 2017
- Indexed to inflation after Jan 2019
- 5 Earned Sick days
Advocates say earned sick days will impact 285,000 people, with wage increases affecting more than 170,000 people. They estimate an additional $265 million will be pumped into the local economy.
Yet to be decided is whether the council will simply enact an ordinance or put it before the voters in November. [Read more…]