LA Needs to Oppose $30 Wage Ordinance
Dear Council Member/Supervisor,
I urge you to oppose the proposed $30 wage ordinances, policies that threaten to have far-reaching negative consequences for the people of Los Angeles.
While too many workers are struggling with Los Angeles’ high cost of living, such an ordinance stands to disproportionately hurt small and minority-owned businesses, many of whom are still recovering from the economic impacts of the pandemic and cannot absorb more increase in wage costs.
The ordinances risk reducing vital tax revenue that funds critical programs for homelessness, public safety, education, and other social initiatives. With the LA hospitality industry still below pre-pandemic levels, this proposal could lead to a loss of tens of millions of dollars annually in tax revenue.
I also oppose the unfairness of a policy that would benefit just one sector of the workforce at the risk of others, including our hard-working families working for other businesses who face the same high cost of living.
I urge you to protect local jobs and stand with families, small businesses, and in opposition to unfair wage ordinances.