Back in July, the San Diego City Council approved an increase to the minimum wage without any ballots being cast.

But by passing the measure without a public vote, the wage increase was bound to face some challenges.

After the vote, we detailed what could possibly hold up the wage hike. Last week one of those possibilities came to pass, when Mayor Kevin Faulconer vetoed the measure. The Council is already considering an override of the veto.

But even if the City Council upholds the increase, the raise may be delayed longer, forcing San Diegans to wait until as late as 2016 to see any increase on their paychecks.

This week on San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Scott Lewis and NBC7 review just what the new measure mandates, how it will be enforced and what could still thwart the hike.

Gwyneth Shoecraft

Gwyneth is an intern for Voice of San Diego.

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