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San Diego City Council votes to increase minimum wage

SAN DIEGO, California -- On a strict party-line vote, the San Diego City Council has voted to raise the local minimum wage -- possibly setting up another fight with the business establishment.

The six Democrats on the council voted in favor, the three Republicans against.

The measure was opposed by Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the Chamber of Commerce, and the editorial page of the U-T San Diego newspaper.

Jerry Sanders, chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce, said Tuesday morning that the chamber "is seriously discussing with the business community the options available to further oppose the council’s rushed decision."

Read the full story on LA Times HERE.