City Schedules Minimum-Wage Increase Public Workshops


As reported last week, (“News Briefs,” July 5) the City of Alameda is considering increasing its minimum wage and is gathering information from the public on the idea. The city will be holding four workshops at the Elks Lodge, Rathskellar (basement), 2255 Santa Clara Ave., to discuss different scenarios for raising the minimum wage.

One workshop has been set for  Tuesday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.;  three additional workshops will take place on Thursday, July 19, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

In addition to these four workshops, the city has provided an online survey. The last day to complete the survey will be Sunday, July 22.  

Alameda residents or employees of Alameda businesses may take the survey at

Business owners or managers in Alameda may take the survey at

Surveys are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese at 

For more information, contact Eric Fonstein, development manager, at 747-6895 or efonstein@