Advocates from various sides of the proposed minimum wage increase in San Diego will discuss the issue at the North San Diego Business Chamber ‘s Leaders of Change luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Mel Katz and Jason Roe are featured speakers. Roe brings more than 20 years of experience on campaigns and public policy at the federal, state and local levels. He leads the San Diego Small Business Coalition, a group that opposes the increase. Katz, is part owner the local Manpower franchise and is asking that wage increase opponents drop their threat of forcing a referendum to decide the issue.

The luncheon program is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sony Electronics, 16535 Via Esprillo, in San Diego. Cost, which includes lunch, is $45 for members and $79 for non-members. For more information visit the chamber website at or call 858-487-1768.

The event is being hosted by the chamber, the San Diego Regional EDC, San Diego County Taxpayers Association, San Diego Workforce Partnership and KPBS.