FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/25/2014
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Town Hall on Minimum Wage & Income Inequality announced
Seattle – City Councilmembers will host a Town Hall on Wednesday, March 5 to hear input from the public relating to raising the minimum wage in Seattle. The meeting will be jointly-sponsored with the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee. This will be the first official public forum for Seattleites to share their thoughts on the concept of raising the city’s minimum wage.
Each member of the public will have up to 2 minutes to address Councilmembers, committee members and the town hall audience. Public comment sign-up sheets will be available in the building’s lobby at 5:00 p.m.
The City Council’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality will have the second of nine scheduled meetings to discuss the issue on Friday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers. For future meeting dates, visit the Council’s Minimum Wage webpage (meetings are subject to change). A video recording of the hearing will be available on the webpage after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
Public Hearing on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality
6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5
Town Hall Seattle
Great Hall (enter on 8th Avenue)
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle City Councilmembers
Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee
Translation and Interpretation services available upon request. Please contact Josh Fogt at (206) 233-3811.
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Parking on-site is limited. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit.