FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015 — On Wednesday, prior to the Council session about the topic, Mayor Charlie Hales in a live Twitter Q&A answered questions about the city's Fair Wage Policy. He and Commissioner Dan Saltzman proposed updating the policy to pay full-time, permanent city employees and contractors at least $15 per hour, affecting 15 city employees and 157 contractors. The Council voted 5-0 to approve the update.
@rarianrakista This only applies to city workers/contractors. We're setting an example, not mandate. Hoping private biz will follow our lead— Charlie Hales (@MayorPDX) February 18, 2015
I have to go back to the Council meeting - less fun than this! Thanks for joining the conv #pay15— Charlie Hales (@MayorPDX) February 18, 2015