Council member Nick Licata, a member of the task force, said he would work to get the proposal approved with minimal tinkering.
"Seattle, and other cities, are taking direct action to close our nation's huge income gap because the federal and state governments have failed to do so. Seattle's new law opens the way for many workers to earn enough to meet their basic needs. It will raise their standard of living and by putting more dollars into our economy, stimulate greater business opportunities. By significantly raising the minimum wage, Seattle's prosperity will be shared by more people and create a sustainable model for continued growth," City Councilman Nick Licata said.