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City Council to consider overriding mayor's minimum wage veto Monday

San Diego City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 18, to consider overriding Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto of the minimum wage and sick leave bill.

Last month, the council passed an ordinance that would raise the city's minimum wage to $9.75 per hour in 2015, to $10.50 the following year and to $11.50 in 2017. The increases then would be tied to inflation beginning in 2019.

The ordinance also would allow workers to earn up to five paid sick days per year.

Faulconer vetoed the measure Friday.

The City Council is required to consider an override within 30 days of the mayor’s veto, and it's not scheduled to meet until later next month.

A two-thirds majority (six votes) is required to override the veto.

“The City Council should stand up for the 38 percent of San Diegans who are counting on this raise to help them better make ends meet, and I hope they will override the mayor’s veto,” said Council President Todd Gloria.

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