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San Jose Minimum Wage: Voters, Not City Council Should Make the Decision

By Scott Knies and Matthew Mahood

Rather than allow San Jose voters to decide in November, we hear some San Jose City Council members will push on Tuesday to increase the city’s minimum wage 25 percent, from $8 to $10 an hour, to take effect 90 days after passage. For a city that moves at a deliberate pace on major decisions, it’s mind-boggling that the council has held next to zero public outreach and has neither analyzed nor debated the serious citywide impacts from such a law before considering it. What’s the hurry?