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Most Las Cruces city councilors oppose mayor’s tipped wage proposal

Michael McDevitt, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 9:59 a.m. MT Sept. 20, 2020

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Sign at Thai Delight de Mesilla encouraging customers to tip servers. The restaurant will remain only offering curbside pick up options even as state orders allow them to open for inside dining at 25% capacity. (Photo: Veronica Martinez)

LAS CRUCES – Before a work session is held on the mayor’s proposal to reduce tipped wages in an effort to help businesses weather reduced capacities due to coronavirus, most city councilors have said they oppose or likely oppose the idea.

A special city council work session, during which no action can be taken, will be held Sept. 22 to hear from business owners and tipped wage workers, such as restaurant servers. But the proposal may never reach a vote.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima said it’s not currently on any city council agenda in the coming weeks, but how the

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Las Cruces City Council to hold work session on tipped wage proposal

Michael McDevitt, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 4:53 p.m. MT Sept. 15, 2020

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Las Cruces City Hall (Photo: Courtesy)

LAS CRUCES – The Las Cruces City Council is asking business owners and employees to chime in on the city’s minimum wage at a Sept. 22 work session. The announcement comes a day after Mayor Ken Miyagishima suggested a temporary decrease in the minimum wage for tipped employees citywide.

The work session is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom video chat. The first 20 people from the business owner community who sign up will be allowed into the video conference to give their thoughts on the city’s minimum wage.

Interested owners should contact Annette Granado by phone at 575-541-2076 or email her at agranado@las-cruces.org. The work session will be televised on Comcast cable channel 20, and online at clctv.com and on YouTube

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