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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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