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To: Downtown Business Owners

Don't Let Workers Get Priced Out of Ferndale

Don't Let Workers Get Priced Out of Ferndale

Raise wages of all workers by $0.75 per hour

Why is this important?

A recent measure passed by City Council will double the rates of downtown parking. Workers who live paycheck to paycheck will have to seek better paying jobs or they will be forced to park further into the neighborhoods. It is unsafe for workers to be walking through unlit neighborhoods in the middle of the night; it is unsustainable for business owners to have high rates of staff turnover due to doubled parking expenses for workers; it is unfair for residents to have to compete for street parking with displaced workers. A $0.75 wage increase would offset these new parking fees and income taxes for downtown workers and help sustain our community.

Updates

2019-02-13 22:10:50 -0500

25 signatures reached

2019-02-13 00:08:37 -0500

10 signatures reached