Kansas City mayor delays vote on 'living wage' proposal

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 07 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:27:02 AM CDT April 07, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City mayor is delaying a vote on a "living wage" proposal because he said it's too important for a hasty decision.

The Kansas City Star reported the ordinance was discussed last week at a meeting of the council's Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee.

The committee was expected to give it positive vote Wednesday, but James announced Monday that he'd reassigned the proposal to the full council. That will delay a decision because the full council isn't scheduled to take up the measure this week.

James called the issue "important and complex" in a news release. The measure would require Kansas City employers to pay no less than $10 per hour beginning in September, with the minimum wage gradually rising to $15 per hour by 2020.

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