Minimum Wage Discussion Continues in Flagstaff

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Minimum Wage Discussion Continues in Flagstaff

 

A special meeting on minimum wage is set for Tuesday, February 14 in Flagstaff.

The Flagstaff City Council will convene to discuss options regarding minimum wage regulations within the city. This past November, voters approved a minimum wage increase, a hot topic and widely-discussed issue that continues to divide the community, even after the ballots were turned in.

Voters approved a new minimum wage of $15 an hour for Flagstaff, which is higher than the statewide minimum wage increase approved by voters across Arizona.

A local group called Elevate Flagstaff has petitioned to amend proposition 414 and keep the minimum wage in the city at the state minimum. The group includes small business owners and non-profit organizations who are concerned that the $15 minimum wage will lead to an unsustainable future for employers throughout the city, and they want to protect jobs, businesses and organizations.

 

Proponents of the amendment say they can barely get by on anything less. The city council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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