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The Voice of San Diego Podcast

VOSD’s Friday roundup of the past week’s news in brief, featuring interviews with special guests and more.

Sep 12, 2014

San Diego is on a three-year track to increase the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2017. But not everyone's thrilled about that. Members of the opposition are gathering signatures to put the City Council-approved raise on the ballot in 2016.

Jason Roe, a partner at Revolvis, is leading the anti-wage hike Small Business Coalition. Roe joins us on the podcast this week to make the case against the raise. "It will put out these mom-and-pop businesses and drive those customers to large retailers," Roe said.

Part of the argument against the hike is that it will hurt businesses' ability to be competitive in this region. Roe stressed the importance of small businesses here: "Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, of job creation."

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