It feels like just about everyone has an opinion on the plan to raise Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 an hour that was unveiled last week by Mayor Ed Murray. And now everyone will have even more opportunity to share those opinions.
As was announced this morning, the City Council’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality will host a public forum next Tuesday (May 13) to “hear input from the public relating to Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to raise the minimum wage in Seattle.” The forum will be held at at Rainier Beach High School, and start at 6 p.m. - though the public sign-up sheet will be available starting at 5:30.
Pro tip: Get there early.
According to the press release, “Each member of the public will have up to 2 minutes to address Councilmembers and their fellow attendees” - which should make for a rousing evening of hot tempers and hot takes.
As the press release goes no to note, “City Council’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 15, 9:30 a.m., in City Council Chambers.”
Because this issue isn’t going anywhere soon.