Kansas City not putting minimum wage hike on August ballot
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City leaders decided not to put a measure on the August ballot that would have asked voters if the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Mayor Sly James said the City Council will begin discussions immediately with a variety of groups in an attempt to reach a consensus by mid-July.
Several faith-based, labor and social justice groups gathered nearly 4,000 signatures of registered voters for a ballot measure to increase the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour by Sept. 1, with annual increments until the wage hit $15 by 2020.
The Kansas City Star reports supporters agreed to hang onto the petition and let the council make a determination on how much to raise the minimum wage.