Minimum wage dribbles into Encinitas

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I received an enthusiastic robo-call tonight urging me to not sign any petition to repeal the new and increased San Diego City minimum wage. The call indicated we should pay higher wages in San Diego because we respect hard working people. And it professed to be from a Bill Walton. No way to verify it, but THE Bill Walton is a sports legend and by all accounts a great guy who lives in San Diego.

I wonder what he pays his housekeeper, gardener, car detailer, and any other personal service people who help him or his wife.
I can’t verify the call came from THE Bill Walton, but:

1) Someone should tell the robo-call vendor that a voter located in Encinitas can’t sign a San Diego City petition.

2) Do I really want advice re minimum wage from a multi-millionaire?

From TheRichest

• Richest Basketball Players
Bill Walton:
Net Worth:
$20 Million
Source of Wealth NBA
Birth Place La Mesa, California
Height 6′ 11″ (2.11 m)
Marital Status Married (Susan Guth)
Full Name William Theodore Walton III
Nationality United States

A retired professional basketball player and sportscaster, Bill Walton spent 13 years of his life playing for the NBA. He officially joined the NBA when he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers as the first overall pick in the first round of the 1974 NBA Draft.

From 1974 to 1978, he played for the Portland Trail Blazers and from 1979 to 1985, he played for the San Diego and Los Angeles Clippers. From 1985 to 1987, he played for the Boston Celtics before his retirement.

Bill Walton attended the University of California Los Angeles. While working as a sportscaster, Bill Walton became popular with a number of catch phrases which include ”What is a foul?”, ”He couldn’t even inbound the ball!”, ”That’s a terrible call! Terrible,” and ”Throw it down, big man! Throw it down!”…


Comments 3

  1. I am a candidate for Ca. Assembly District 78 and I support small businesses. How about decreasing regulations and taxes so businesses make more money so they can pay employees more? A novel thought! Who is the government to tell businesses what to pay employees. Have they balanced the government’s budget? How dare they tell businesses what to pay.
    Good bye jobs! You force businesses to raise the wages; you are going to drive people into the unemployment line, no question.

  2. Hello Ms. Decker, and thank you for being willing to offer yourself as a public servant in our state Capitol !
    1) federal minimum wages were established in about 1938, so the government has a long history of telling employers what they must pay.
    2) Cities such as San Diego are in fact required to adopt a balanced budget. Some are gimmicky, but they’re balanced.

    Good luck in your quest for elective office.

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