Here's what I'm hoping to see.

They get to $15.

I hope they come to a compromise that works for low-income workers, small businesses, and non-profits.

I hope they raise the minimum wage quickly on large companies that take money out of our community and give little back.

I hope they give small businesses time to adjust, and consider tips for higher-wage employees as pay (but not benefits).

And I hope they make sure non-profits get the funding and time they need so services aren't cut for the neediest.

Tim Keck is the publisher of The Stranger.