An ordinance requiring grocery stores to pay hazard pay during a pandemic. $4/hr.
That surely will raise grocery costs in Bellingham and sets an example to other industries. Don't think for a moment that this will only affect Bellingham. This will spread through the county!
Please read the attached draft ordinance. At the very least, urge Council Members to vote NO. So far, we have two no votes, from Knutson and Vargas. The only two moderate voices on Council and both are retiring at the end of this year.
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The attached is the draft ordinance that will come before the Bellingham City Council,April 26 Monday evening at 7:00 PM.