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File #: 22-0907    Version: 1 Name: ED - Minimum Wage Healthcare Workers Report
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/29/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Recommendation to request City Council to receive and file an Economic Impact Report for a proposed Long Beach Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers pursuant to Election Code Section 9212; take action on the Initiative Ordinance pursuant to Election Code Section 9215; and, direct City Manager on any other related activities. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 080222-NB-39sr&att, 2. 080222-NB-39Final Report, 3. 080222-NB-39 PowerPoint.pdf
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Recommendation to request City Council to receive and file an Economic Impact Report for a proposed Long Beach Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers pursuant to Election Code Section 9212; take action on the Initiative Ordinance pursuant to Election Code Section 9215; and, direct City Manager on any other related activities. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On June 6, 2022, proponents of the Long Beach Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers petition submitted signatures to the City Clerk in support of their proposed Initiative Ordinance pursuant to Elections Code Section 9215. Subsequently, the City Clerk requested signature verification services of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (LACRRCC).

On June 14, 2022, while the initiative was pending LACRRCC review, the City Council directed the City Manager to work with the Economic Development Department to prepare an Economic Impact Report for the proposed Long Beach Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers Initiative Ordinance (Economic Impact Report) pursuant to Election Code 9212.

City staff reached out to consultants and academic institutions to assist in the development of the proposed Economic Impact Report. They all expressed concern with the timing and the type of research and data collection required for a thorough analysis of the Initiative Ordinance. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), expressed an interest, but indicated a need to reduce the scope of the report. This would allow a report to be completed with enough time for the City Council to consider any actions associated with the November ballot deadlines. The Economic Development Department contracted with the LAEDC to complete the Economic Impact Report with a revised and limited scope (Exhibit A).

On July 5, 2022, the LACRRCC notified the City Clerk that sufficiency of signatures was met for the proposed Initiative Ordinance and provided a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate of Completion was p...

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