Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
The measure approved Tuesday calls for small businesses with 25 or fewer employees to have an additional year to reach the $15 plateau.
The council voted 14-1 after members of the public made impassioned statements for and against the plan.
The vote sends the measure to the city attorney to prepare a wage ordinance.
The increases begin with a wage of $10.50 in July 2016, followed by annual increases to $12, $13.25, $14.25 and then $15. Small businesses and nonprofits would be a year behind.