Minimum Wage Hearings to Kickoff in Coming Weeks

Los Angeles – Councilmember Curren Price announced Monday the calendar of Economic Development Committee hearings that will be held to discuss the current proposals to raise wages across the City.  The hearings will review an economic impact study conducted by the University of California Berkeley, which was commissioned by the City last fall. The hearings will also discuss independent studies prepared by key stakeholders the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the County Federation of Labor. These hearings come as the result of the motion introduced by Councilman Price along with his colleagues, Councilmembers Mike Bonin, Gil Cedillo, and Nury Martinez, which called for raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 by 2017 and $15.25 by 2019.

“We continue to see a persistent problem with income inequality in our City, an issue that we also know severely impacts our region’s long-term economic development,” said Councilman Curren Price. “Raising wages in Los Angeles will not only help hardworking men and women survive, bringing wages up to meet rising costs for goods and inflation,  it will also give our local economy a much needed booster shot, with families spending their additional income right here locally.” 

 

In his efforts to create as thorough and deliberative a process as possible, Councilman Price has committed to hosting these Economic Development hearings throughout the city. The University of California study on the City-wide minimum wage will be submitted March 16th and hearings will begin as follows:

 Tuesday, March 24th, 1:00pm

Los Angeles City Hall

John Ferraro Council Chambers

200 North Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Thursday, March 26th, 6:00pm

Watts Labor Community Action Committee
10950 South Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90059

 

Tuesday, March 31st, 6:00pm

Los Angeles City Hall - Van Nuys

6262 Van Nuys Boulevard

Van Nuys, CA 91401

 

Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00pm

Museum of Tolerance

9786 West Pico Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90035

 

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