California city considers offering highest minimum wage in the nation: 'Can't survive it'

The West Hollywood City Council in California is considering increasing the minimum wage to the highest in the nation: $17.64 an hour. 

"We’re not saying that we don’t agree with reaching the objective of livable workforce wages. It’s just not the time to do it, and to do it so big," Keith Kaplan, trustee of the Pandemic Recovery Coalition, told KTLA of the potential increase. "The restaurants, the retailers, the hotels, they can’t survive it."

The city council was set to vote on increasing the minimum wage to $17.64 an hour on Monday night, but postponed their meeting until Wednesday, Fox 11 reported. 

Initially, considerations over the wage increase were only intended for hotel workers, but the city council said that "if the minimum wage is appropriate for hotel workers, it is also appropriate for all workers in the city."
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