megaphone megaphone

Alternative Voice for San Jose:

tim gildersleeve

Candidate for San Jose City Council District 1, 2014



Minimum Wage

I voted yes on Measure D in the general election of November 6, 2012. Admittedly I voted yes on this with hesitation. The business community had legitimate concerns about how this would affect their community. I was also concerned about how this measure would affect small businesses. My preference would be a more robust minimum wage measure that would take into consideration the size of the business and its revenue stream. I am less concerned about “big-box” stores and the minimum wage affect than I am about smaller businesses and family owned stores. Nevertheless, I voted yes (grimacing as I did) because so many lower income people are struggling in San Jose and there weren’t any other alternatives given as to how this issues was going to be addressed.