In a historic vote, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the City’s minimum wage incrementally to $15 per hour by 2020. Los Angeles is the largest City in the nation to take such action in an effort to assist the working poor in a City that is growing increasingly expensive to live in.
As a member of the City’s Economic Development Committee chaired by Councilmember Curren Price, Councilmember Huizar voted to support the plan, which will give a raise to hundreds of thousands of hard-working, low-wage Angelenos. The Council also voted to refer certain items back to committee for further discussion, including paid-time off, restaurant service charges and timelines for transitional workers. The City Attorney is preparing an ordinance, which will be presented to the City Council in the coming weeks.