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New Fast-Food Worker Council On Hold Until Voters Have Say 

This post originally appeared in the Jan. 26 Morning Report. Subscribe to the free daily newsletter here. A coalition of restaurants and business groups has successfully placed a referendum on the statewide November 2024 ballot to challenge a new fast-food worker law. That law, as Jesse Marx previously reported, was introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez before…

State Officials and Local Advocates Quash Their Beef With City Housing Proposal

This post originally appeared in the Jan. 6 Morning Report. Sign up for the daily newsletter here. Since adopting its first Climate Action Plan in 2015, the city of San Diego has made “transit priority areas” – the neighborhoods around rail and high-frequency bus stations — the focal point of its planning efforts. That’s where…

County Continues to Take on Wage Theft

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors moved forward Tuesday with a new policy intended to crack down on wage theft and other complaints coming from janitorial, landscaping and security workers. One of those workers told elected officials ahead of their 4-0 vote that she’s spent 30 years making minimum wage, in poor conditions without…