A PDF of the charter amendment filed this morning regarding a $15 minimum wage is right here, if you'd like to take an early look.

A couple of interesting tidbits...

The intro, called "findings and resolutions," starts out:

It is to the benefit of Seattle, the public welfare, health and safety, and our economy, that we put an end to poverty wages and that working people can live in dignity. Working people and their families should not be forced to rely on charity or taxpayer-funded human services.

And the definition of "wage":

Compensation due to an employee by reason of employment, payable in legal tender of the United States or checks on banks convertible into cash on demand at full face value, subject to such deductions, charges, or allowances as may be permitted by rules of the Washington State Director of Labor and Industries.

It also has a provision "prohibiting misappropriation of service charges or tips."

According to the city clerk's office, the almost 31,000 valid signatures they'll need to get to place a charter amendment on November's ballot should be turned in to the city clerk by mid-May in order to meet an August 5 deadline for the city to submit the finalized ballot measures to King County Elections.