I suspect where I am in Southwest Florida, we’ll probably be on the far tail end of this kind of thing. Our vegetable / fruit farms are dominated by illegal immigrants by necessity and profit margins are very low for those companies.
So, it probably depends on city whether it’s feasible or not but I’m sure local governments are watching Seattle’s test bed situation VERY closely to make decisions for their local business owners.
Well, when I say “test bed” – I don’t mean that Seattle is testing it. I mean that it’s an example now. Other equivalent cities are undoubtedly watching closely to make decisions for their local communities.
Well, it’s symbolic for the rest of the country. $15 is a nice number to see. But for strong arguments for it, it’s important that you see where the detractors are correct. You already know where they’re wrong, but knowing where they’re correct – and where the people fighting for it are incorrect, will make a stronger argument for your case.