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Tipped workers, business owners to address wage proposal

LAS CRUCES – The city council will hear from business owners this morning, as well as from tipped workers like restaurant servers, in response to Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s proposal to temporarily lower the tipped wage in Las Cruces.

Most city councilors have said they’re opposed to the mayor’s idea to temporarily reduce the city’s tipped wage from $4.20 next year to $2.55 an hour, to match the state wage. The mayor has said it could help ease the burden on restaurants struggling to survive under capacity limits imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because it’s a work session, no official action can be taken by the council.

You can follow along live here. Refresh the page every few minutes to see updates.

8:40 a.m. The city will also be broadly discussing the upcoming minimum wage increase in 2021, which includes the tipped wage. Because the state’s increase will be higher

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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


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


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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