For the past few weeks, Metro Chamber has participated in meetings of the City of Sacramento’s Income Inequality Task Force in hopes of crafting a minimum wage proposal that would benefit low-wage workers and their families without sacrificing our economic momentum.
Only by preserving a climate where businesses can succeed do we ensure access to jobs and upward mobility. Our article in this month’s Comstock’s makes this call for a thoughtful and comprehensive approach.
“We should focus on developing our workforce and supporting small businesses so they can create sustainable, upward economic opportunities and financially compete for talented labor. The only sustainable way to lift people from poverty is by creating mobility through education, training and economic growth. Rather than focus on one possible solution, let’s use all the tools necessary to collectively develop a plan for prosperity. The Sacramento region is relying on us to get this right and keep Sacramento working.” Read more here >
Please join us WEDNESDAY, September 2 at Sacramento City Hall (915 I Street, Council Chambers). Public comment will begin roughly at 5:00 pm. and go until all those who would like to speak have the opportunity to do so. We ask that you arrive no later than 4:45 to ensure that you have a spot during public comment.
Thank you for lending your voice to this important conversation.