San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria announced that he will begin a "do not sign" campaign to defend the controversial minimum wage ordinance that he supported and ultimately passed by a 6-3 council vote as an ordinance.
Gloria's announcement comes just days after Mayor Kevin Faulconer vetoed the ordinance. The San Diego measure would increase the hourly minimum wage to $9.75 on Jan. 1, $10.50 in January 2016 and $11.50 in January 2017. Beginning in January 2019, the pay scale would be indexed to inflation.
It also mandates that employers offer five paid sick days to workers each year.