Public hearing June 22 for draft municipal minimum wage ordinance 

WHAT:   The City Council’s Committee of the Whole will hold a public hearing on the draft municipal minimum wage ordinance.

WHEN:   3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22

WHERE:   City Council Chamber, Room 317, City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

MORE:   The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed municipal minimum wage working its way through the City Council approval process. The council is considering a draft ordinance establishing a $15-an-hour minimum wage for employees in Minneapolis. Businesses would have until July 1, 2022 to reach the target wage. The final draft minimum wage ordinance will be presented to the council’s Committee of the Whole 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. Any final revisions or amendments could be entertained before a final copy is prepared and submitted to the full City Council. The full Council will vote on the final municipal minimum wage ordinance at its regular meeting 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 30.

Comments can also be submitted by email to MinWage@minneapolismn.gov. They must be received by Thursday, June 22 to be included in the public hearing record.

Staff will begin registering speakers for the public hearing at 3 p.m. There will be a registration table located in the hallway immediately outside the Council Chamber (Room 317). Speakers will be taken in the order they are registered. Each speaker will be recognized for two minutes to testify.

If individuals/groups have printed materials to provide as part of the public record, they are asked to provide a total of 20 copies to the clerk (at the dais). This ensures all policymakers (CMs and Mayor) have a copy as well as copies for the permanent public record kept by the Clerk’s Office.

Overflow seating will be available in Room 319, just across the hall, and interpreters will be available in that space to provide interpretation in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

For more information, visit minneapolismn.gov/minimumwage.