Monday, August 29, 2016

Berkeley Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Minimum Wage Compromise

It took a minimum wage increase proposal to pull them out of summer recess, but Berkeley City Council members finally reached a compromise on a ballot measure that would increase the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The action comes just before the September 2nd deadline to modify printed ballot arguments so that voters will know to vote down the two opposing ballot measures currently on the ballot, known as Measure BB and Measure CC. Council members Jesse Arreguin and Kriss Worthington, both mayoral candidates this year, say the process could have been streamlined. They blame their mayoral opponent Laurie Capitelli for stalling the compromise. Pacifica's Saadia Malik reports: