SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will propose that a $15-an-hour minimum wage makes it on November’s ballot next week. The ordinance has already been approved by the board’s Rules Committee.
The ballot measure has already been endorsed by 10 of the 11 supervisors and by Mayor Ed Lee. It would first bump the minimum wage to $12.25 next May and would gradually reach $15 by July, 2018, making it the highest in the nation.
Several of the supervisor’s hearings have seen mostly stakeholders endorsing the concept, arguing that working families and youth would have a chance to thrive in the city being affected by an increasing cost of living.
However, local restaurants and the Chamber of Commerce said they also want a higher minimum wage, but are worried about the timetable and the potential for negative job impacts including slow job growth.
is that there can be negative job impacts; not necessarily layoffs, but just slow job growth.
The supervisors are expected to send the proposal to voters next week.