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News - February 21, 2014

Locals rally for city to boost minimum wage

by Daniel DeBolt

A group of over 50 people gathered outside Mountain View City Hall Wednesday to call for a pay raise for the city's poorest residents.

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Posted by BetterOptions, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm

A better approach than raising minimum wage would be to put an extra city Income tax on all Mountain View residents making more than $100K/year (since the median household income is about $70K, this means all lower income people do not pay any extra tax).

That extra tax could be used to for rent-rebates to people making less than the median income. Plus the extra tax would help hold down rental prices, since rich people would be less likely to live in MV.

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