Posted by Ashley Fox on October 01, 2018 at 5:15 PM
An Initiative 77 Compromise that Listens to Voters, Tipped Workers, and Restaurant Owners
In response to a legislative effort to repeal voter-passed Initiative 77, a coalition of Council members, including At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, worked together to develop a compromise that respects the voice of D.C. voters, responds to the concerns of restaurant operators and tipped employees, and protects the District's most vulnerable workers.
Councilmember Silverman will introduce an amendment proposing the compromise at the Council's Legislative Meeting on Tuesday, October 2.
Final language for the amendment, a comparative print of the legislation, and a summary of the compromise’s key components can be found below:Read more