July 25, 2014 (San Diego) After a meeting with faith leaders Mayor Kevin Faulconer signaled that he still intends to veto the Minimum Wage Ordinance.
According to Raise San Diego workers and faith leaders were disappointed at the mayors response. This measure would provide sick leave to 279,000 San Diegans, and 172,000 would get a raise.
According to Biviana Lagunas, a San Diego State student who also works full time: “The Mayor doesn’t get it. He doesn’t live the reality of struggling to keep food on the table while paying the rent.”
On Monday, the City Council is expected to give final approval to an ordinance raising the local minimum wage from the current $9 to $9.75 on January 1, 2015; to $10.50 on January 1, 2016; and to $11.50 on January 1, 2017
Moreover, the mayor was also not committal as to what is his position regarding a rumored ballot initiative for the November ballot.