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Monday, March 14, 2016

Adoption of paid sick leave ordinance set for tonight

Plainfield City Council business meeting tonight.

Plainfield's City Council is set to take up the proposed paid sick leave ordinance (M2016-08) for second reading and final passage at tonight's business meeting, which gets under way at 8:00 PM.

It has been a long, tortuous route to passage, with considerable public comment at each turn.

Last week featured several workers and residents who spoke on the measure's behalf, as well as representatives of the business community including SID president Nimrod Webb and Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Dunn who opposed the measure.

We may expect more of the same this evening in the public comment before the Council gets down to business.

Elizabeth passed similar legislation in November (see here), and Princeton -- hardly an urban community, Mr. Dunn! -- has established a Council committee to explore a paid sick leave ordinance (see here).

Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers / Courthouse, Watchung Avenue at East 4th Street. Parking on the street and in the NJ Transit lot across from the police station.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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