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Living Wage Changes Delayed

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has put off making changes to the city's living wage ordinance. Council voted unanimously Monday night to postpone a vote on the proposed changes for two weeks.
City council member Marcia Higgins says the delay will give council more time to make ordinance changes clear and concise.
The proposed amendments are designed to help non-profit organizations by allowing them to pay seasonal employees less than the living wage.
The changes were prompted by concerns that the city couldn't raise its funding committment to the Summer Festival without forcing the festival to pay higher wages to its largely student staff.