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L.A. Area Chamber Responds to Passing of Los Angeles Minimum Wage

LOS ANGELES, CA — In response to today’s vote by the L.A. City Council to increase the City’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce releases the following statement:

 “The Council’s action today is going to have a significant impact on small businesses and non-profits throughout the City. We have been urging the Council to establish a longer phase-in so that small businesses would not be forced to cut employee hours or eliminate jobs in order to offset the increase in the minimum wage,” said Gary Toebben, President & CEO. “We will continue to be the voice of those small business owners, and will urge City Council to monitor the impact on job creation as the increase is implemented.”


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County.  Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region.  For more information, visit