Doing biz with city hall has always been expensive and today Mayor Q employs his authority as mayor to force Kansas City partners into a financial decision mandated by 12th & Oak and not their own budgets or needs.
Here's the damage . . .
“Humane wage requirements are linked to a reduction in crime rates and utilization of social services, and have potential economic benefits for our city,” Lucas said. “Today, I am proud of the City of Kansas City’s commitment to ensuring decent wages and working conditions for workers throughout our community. This is an important step to ensure all who work hard to maintain and improve our city also have resources to lift up themselves and their families.”
"According to the ordinance, quasi-governmental and nonprofit should agree to pay the following wages:
Beginning May 1, 2021: $12.50;
Beginning September 1, 2021: $13.75;
Beginning September 1, 2022: $15.
"Also on Thursday is a vote by the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council that would increase the minimum pay rate for city employees by $1.25 per hour to $13.75.
"KCMO voters passed a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2022 by a massive margin in August 2017."
To be fair, these aren't exorbitant spikes but the gesture sends a clear message.
MAYOR Q DICTATES TERMS TO EMPLOYERS INSIDE CITY LIMITS!!!
The precedent has been justified by local voters but could be challenged in Jeff City given the GOP Super-Majority aversion to these unilateral moves.
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