Minimum Wage Meeting Postponed

At the August 18th, 2015 Work Session, a majority of Council (9-5) voted to postpone the August 20th, 2015 Committee of the Whole discussion on minimum wage.  I voted with the minority who wanted to keep the original date (8/20/15) because many people had made plans to attend this meeting, and I believe this issue is one that the Lexington public is eager to move forward.   You can view a video of the discussion in the Council Reports section of the August 18, 2015 Work Session agenda by clicking here.  The Herald-Leader provides additional context here.

The minimum wage Committee of the Whole meeting is now rescheduled for September 10, 2015, at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers.  You can view the public meeting notice by clicking here.  This meeting will be for Council members to exchange views, and there will not be an opportunity for public comment. An earlier Committee of Whole meeting was devoted exclusively to public comment on minimum wage.  You can read more about the public comment meeting on my blog post here and watch video of those comments here.

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2 Responses to Minimum Wage Meeting Postponed

  1. Pingback: Update on Minimum Wage | Steve Kay for Lexington

  2. Steven Taylor says:

    Will area Krogers accept meeting postponement dates in lieu of payment? Will Lexington landlords let us cite that even discussing a pay raise has been tabled as an acceptable substitute for paying rent? Will KU accept our empty pocketbooks and excuse our debts?
    The people of Lexington need a raise, desperately, and area businesses are suffering when people cannot spend. Unless grandiose changes to the economic rules are made locally to accommodate the poor, this postponement of the meeting is nothing more than an attempt to block the broke from having what they need.
    Justice deferred is justice denied, and the city councilmembers who continue to vote for postponement should have their personal finances confiscated until a minimum wage hike is in place and effective, put in a fund toward providing homes, paying rent, paying for groceries, and paying off the utilities of Lexington’s poor.

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