The L.A. County Board of Supervisors passed another wage ordinance today.
In a final vote of 322, the Board voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2020 in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
Members of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and local business owners including Michael Shafer from the Depot and Bob Brandt of the Red Car Brewery attended the L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting to voice their opposition. The primary concern is that business owners will have to increase wages or face losing employees to other businesses nearby who offer a higher wage.
California’s state minimum wage will also increase from $9 to $10 an hour in January.