Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum wage at the time. The United States Department of Labor placed the median hourly pay in California in 1972 at $4.50. That reflected a difference of 2.72 times between median and minimum hourly wages.
Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you realize the latest solution for congestion woes is woefully inadequate.