Baltimore City government will follow these guidelines as well
Some business owners will assert they are unable to raise wages this significantly for their workers, and will have to pass it on to their customers.
THIS ALREADY HAPPENS!
Jobs dependent on tips, for example, are the first subsidy customers provide, and the second is government assistance (SNAP, EITC, TANF, Medicaid) to make ends meet. 52% of workers in the country utilize at least one of those programs. A living wage erases the double-subsidy, which means no more tipping, and less need to use government assistance programs!
Public-private partnership to revive Old Town Mall as a co-op grocery store
Reasonable tax incentives for green businesses that relocate/expand to Baltimore (NOTHING like Amazon!) – solar and wind companies, energy efficiency companies, sustainable materials companies, and the like
Build a just economy that no longer depends on chemical or fossil fuel production to clean Baltimore’s air as much as possible (~10-year vision)
More economic policies can be seen through my PEACE Zones policy here!