The Flagstaff Needs a Raise minimum wage campaign resulted from fifteen months of planning and organizing by the Flagstaff Living Wage Coalition. This unincorporated association of Flagstaff residents, workers, businesses, and other organizations focuses on bringing about positive labor policy changes to achieve the goal of all working people earning wages that afford a quality life in Flagstaff. The Coalition’s goal is to contribute to a broadly shared economic prosperity benefiting businesses and residents alike.

The minimum wage citizen initiative proposes the following amendment to the Flagstaff City Code:

The minimum wage in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona shall be set to $10 per hour on July 1, 2017 and increase each January until it reaches $15 per hour on January 1, 2021. The initiative shall also gradually raise the tipped minimum wage to full minimum wage by 2026. The minimum wage shall be always at least $2 above the state minimum wage and be raised on January 1, 2022 and on January 1 of successive years by the increase in the cost of living. The city shall enforce the provisions of the Initiative.