Aurora lawmakers are gearing up on Monday for a minimal wage battle, payments that have an effect on pets, eating places and the homeless

AURORA | In a crowded city council meeting Monday, Aurora lawmakers stand ready to consider a reduced minimum wage increase, a plan to reduce youth violence, and funding the city’s homeless and low-income service provider constellation. They will also have final votes on campaign funding reform and comprehensive animal rules.

Councilors Alison Coombs and Juan Marcano revised her plan Gradually increase Aurora’s base wage to $ 17 an hour in 2025. A majority of lawmakers have ruined their efforts Gradually raise the minimum wage to USD 20 an hour by 2027.

If the proposal goes into law, the minimum wage would rise from $ 12 an hour this year to:

  • $ 12.60 in 2021
  • $ 13.23 in 2022
  • $ 14.55 in 2023
  • $ 16.00 in 2024
  • $ 17.00 in 2025

After 2025, the minimum wage would continue to keep pace with increases in the US consumer price index.

The city council will also cast its first votes on a possible partnership with Denver to combat youth violence in the area.

The partnership would pool resources to help young Aurors and Denverites build peaceful and prosperous lives. It is one of several measures Aurora lawmakers are considering curbing violence against youth.

And lawmakers will consider approving a long list of contracts with homeless and low-income service providers.

In particular, the city has proposed funding Mile High Behavioral Healthcare with $ 1.9 million, mostly from marijuana tax funds and federal dollars, to power a number of resources, including a proposed temporary winter shelter for the homeless.

The legislature will also have its final vote a comprehensive law reforming campaign funding rules. You will also weigh up whether to pass a massive animal ordinance that establishes rules for dangerous animals and allows residents to take care of feral and roaming cats. The rules don’t change the city’s controversial ordinance on race restrictions.

Both in a study session and in the council, the legislature will discuss whether the fees paid by restaurants to third-party companies for grocery delivery services should be temporarily limited.

In the plan, companies like Uber Eats and GrubHub couldn’t charge restaurants more than 15% of order value in fees through April 2021.

The move stems from concerns that restaurants in trouble will not be able to cash in on their own services as customers increasingly order meals instead of wearing a mask and settling in local facilities that are capacity constraints due to the recent surge in coronavirus are exposed.

Legislature will also discuss various transportation-related issues, including whether to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation to build pedestrian crossings, sidewalks and bike paths in Northern Aurora.

The new “green infrastructure” developments would extend roughly from the Anschutz Medical Campus to the Stanley Marketplace along the arteries in the region.

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