Catholic Bishop Joe Vasquez intervened reading a statement of support for the ordinance at a 6pm rally, which was later read by an Austin Interfaith leader in Council chambers. After four hours of testimony and debate, the City of Austin passed, for the first time ever, a requirement that corporations receiving taxpayer incentives be required to pay the City established living wage of $11 per hour or prevailing wages, whichever is higher.
Council OKs Economic Incentive Rules, Austin American Statesman
Then There's This: A 'Decent Wage', Austin Chronicle
In Austin, Workers Score Big, Texas Observer
Background on Living Wage Fight in Austin, Austin Interfaith