Twenty-seven-year-old Shane Maloney has two jobs. His day starts at 3 a.m. and doesn't end until 5 p.m.
Even with working long hours, Maloney says he struggles to keep up with his expenses.
"Inflation has so outpaced the minimum wage, it's a joke to try to survive off of it. You literally have to live at home, and even then you are still not saving that much for a future," Maloney said. "It doesn't really pay all the bills. It's tough to get by on it."
At least two Sacramento City Council members say they support a minimum wage increase. They expect to discuss a range between $10 and $15 an hour.
That size of an increase would mean fewer job opportunities for teenagers, according Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
CEO Roger Niello.