Labor and Economic Development Committee to hold Public Meeting on Minimum Wage for Metro Louisville

November 7, 2014


Louisville – The Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee is offering the public a chance to weigh in on an ordinance that calls for gradually increasing the minimum wage in Metro Louisville to $10.10 by the year 2017.

 “The Committee has heard from various economists and business interests about this issue and now we want to hear from the public,” said Councilman David Tandy (D-4). “We want to hear from anyone who sees the need for an increase or will be impacted if this law is passed.”

The Minimum Wage Public Meeting is set for Monday, November 10th at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, City Hall, 601 w. Jefferson Street.

There will be 10 slots available for those who wish to speak in favor of the ordinance, and 10 slots available for those to speak in opposition. Each person will be allowed to speak for 3 minutes.

If anyone would like to sign-up to speak before the committee, contact the Metro Council Clerk’s office at 574-3902. Anyone wanting to speak must leave the information below with the clerk’s office when they call:


  • First Name and Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Whether you will be speaking in support or opposition

“The committee is not interested in hearing from anyone who has previously testified before us or the Metro Council on the minimum wage,” says Tandy. “This is a special meeting to allow a chance for those who have not come before us to express and opinion or give their thoughts on this ordinance.”

All Council meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25. You can also watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at  and click the “Watch Meetings Online” link.