One of the measures appearing before San Diego voters will be Proposition I, the City of San Diego’s local minimum wage ordinance. Prop I would increase the city’s minimum wage to $10.50 an hour upon the ordinance's effective date (likely July 2016), and then impose a secondary increase on January 1, 2017 to $11.50 an hour. These two initial increases would be followed with cost of living adjustments on January 1, 2019 and annually thereafter.
Additionally, the measure would mandate five days of paid sick leave a year for each employee.
The CRA does not support Prop I, believing a city-only increase would put San Diego businesses at a competitive disadvantage against neighboring cities - an especially unnecessary risk given Governor Brown's recent signing of a statewide $15 minimum wage bill.