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L.A. Chamber formally denounces Garcetti plan for $13.25 minimum wage
L.A. Chamber formally denounces Garcetti plan for $13.25 minimum wage

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce formally came out against Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25 an hour minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, saying that boosting the rate would "reduce, not increase the number of jobs" in the city. Chamber President and Chief Executive Gary Toebben said his organization's board concluded that any discussion of a wage hike should be part of a larger economic development strategy for the city. That strategy, said Toebben, does not currently exist. "We oppose this proposal because it is not part of a comprehensive economic plan," he said. "And we believe that this proposal would actually cost jobs, would cause people to...

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