After a long night of deliberation among members of the Pasadena City Council, Pasadena early Tuesday became the fifth city in Los Angeles County to raise its minimum wage. PasadenaNow.com reported the council voted unanimously in favor of a pathway to $15 an hour by 2020 and in support of wage enforcement.

The new wage increase would begin in July, with a minimum wage of $10.50. It would then climb every year to 2018, when it would be $13.25. In February 2019, the impact of the ordinance on the local economy would be reviewed by the City Council for continuing on to its eventual goal of $15 an hour by 2020. Future raises beyond 2020 will be indexed to annual cost of living adjustments.

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