The fundamental problem with raising the minimum wage to $15 is that it will create an incentive for job-seekers from outside of Davis to drive here for their jobs.
Already, a significant percentage of the labor force (never mind ownership) in the downtown restaurant community live elsewhere, crowding our streets and creating more competition for our precious downtown parking. This seems in conflict with our ideals of sustainability.
The notion of raising the wage is noble. However, I do not believe the citizens of Davis should pay that price.