The Berkeley City Council is considering raising the local minimum wage by 32 percent and thereafter putting it on autopilot, essentially giving automatic wage increases annually. The Commission on Labor and its Minimum Wage Subcommittee has scheduled two public hearings to receive input on a proposed ordinance to increase the minimum wage. Both the commission and the city council need to hear from restaurateurs and other affected business operators.
Consider attending one of the meetings to voice your opinion:
Commission on Labor Minimum Wage Subcommittee
3 p.m. Tuesday, July 16
Berkeley City Hall
2180 Milvia St., Cypress Conference Room
Commission on Labor
7 p.m. July 24
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst St.
For more information or to get involved, contact Javier González, CRA director of local government affairs, at 408.416.6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.