Opinion on how the rate hike will affect local businesses ranges. Some in the food service industry say it’s a benefit.
“I think it’s important to treat the food service people very well just even from the customers perspective,” said Amora McConnell, manager for Martolli’s Hand Tossed Pizza. “Its nice to have the government involvement.”
But there is concern from some local business owners. Several NBC-5 spoke to said that the hike in wages could lead them to pass those costs on to the consumer through changes to their menu pricing.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.