City moves forward on minimum wage ordinance

Council directs staff to make recommendations in 2017

Today the City Council voted to direct staff to review and bring back recommendations on increasing the minimum wage in Minneapolis by ordinance. The staff recommendations are to be returned to the Committee of the Whole in 2017.

The action directs staff to work with stakeholders, review policies from other cities, review and incorporate results from the forthcoming minimum wage study, and recommend a minimum wage policy to bring before the Committee of the Whole by the second quarter of 2017; and to formulate a plan for engagement to bring before the Committee of the Whole on or before Oct. 5, 2016.

The City first acted on minimum wages in April 2015 with a resolution committing the city to study the effects of establishing a minimum wage regionally and locally. The results of the minimum wage study are expected in September.

Published Aug 5, 2016