MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis City Attorney is suggesting the city not go ahead with raising the minimum wage.
Earlier this year, there was a major effort to collect nearly 20,000 signatures to put raising minimum wage on the November ballot in Minneapolis.READ MORE: Semi Driver Killed In I-94 Crash In St. Michael, State Patrol Says
Now, the City Attorney Susan Segal is recommending that the city not move ahead.
Segal said a petition to leave it up to voters to decide if Minneapolis’ minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour does not meet legal qualifications.READ MORE: Man Charged With Murder In Gunfight-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick, 18
At the end of Segal’s 16 –page, written opinion she calls the proposal “an ordinance disguised as a charter amendment” and a charter does not petition to pass city ordinances. So, she’s recommending the Minneapolis’ City Council does not move ahead.
“This is something that 20,000 people in the city of Minneapolis have asked for through their signatures,” Rod Adams, the Economic Director for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, said.
Adams said that if the city council doesn’t move ahead they could take legal action.