The Flagstaff City Council listened to around four hours of public comment Tuesday before voting “no” to a special election and “yes” for looking into amending Proposition 414, which is the city’s minimum wage law. Council members heard from people not wanting a change to the law, to those who do. They heard from business owners and non-profit workers that say they would have to make severe changes, or maybe even close their doors, if the law increases the city’s wage to 12-dollars an hour July 1st. Elevate Flagstaff gathered nearly nine-thousand signatures to force the council to decide whether or not to change the law that would have eliminated July’s increase and to get rid of the 15-dollar an hour mandate. The council voted 5-2 against that choice, with only councilmen Odegaard and Overton voting yes. Their initiative will be on the November 2018 ballot. The council then agreed to look into amending the law to stop the wage from going to 12-dollars an hour in July, but keeping the 15-dollar part of the law intact. The council voted 6-1 to look into those solutions. There’s no word on when the minimum wage topic will come back to council.