Long Beach City Council Approves $13 Minimum Wage With “Pathway” to $15 by 2021

As the discussion to raise the minimum wage in Long Beach slogged into its sixth hour, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal unraveled a multi-part plan to adopt the core of the recommendations sent to the city council by the city’s Economic Development Commission to increase the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019, but also added provisions for a “pathway” to $15 an hour by 2021.