City moves forward with minimum wage ordinance
The City Council voted May 26 to direct City staff to draft an ordinance establishing a $15-an-hour minimum wage for workers in Minneapolis. Moving forward, the council has set the following schedule to review the draft ordinance on a municipal minimum wage policy:
- The City Attorney’s Office will present the draft ordinance at a special meeting of the council’s Committee of the Whole at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.
- A public hearing on the draft ordinance will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22.
- The final draft ordinance will be presented to the council’s Committee of the Whole at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. Any final revisions or amendments could be entertained at this meeting before a final version is prepared and submitted to the full City Council.
- The full City Council will act on the final municipal minimum wage ordinance at its regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 30.
The City’s minimum wage discussion grew out of Mayor Betsy Hodges’ 2014 Working Families Agenda, which also included a proposal for the City’s sick and safe time ordinance.
For more information and a minimum wage comparative data tool, visit the City’s webpages on minimum wage: minneapolismn.gov/minimumwage.
Published May 31, 2017