Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the Los Angeles City Council vote to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020:
“For too long, working families have seen their quality of life slowly deteriorating, while those earning the most have seen great increases at their expense. I commend the Los Angeles City Council for today’s decisive action which recognizes that a minimum wage salary should not leave someone in poverty, but should enable them to live decently and with dignity.
“Today, our City Council has officially recognized that someone working 40 hours a week should be able to afford a roof over their head and food for their children. Now, it is time for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the rest of the country to do the same.”