The Sacramento City Council Tuesday night took up the issue of pay equity — or the lack of it.
Sacramento City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby presented ideas to the council to create a pay-equity tracking system and a commission to focus on women's issues to help increase women's pay in the city.
"Businesses do better. They make more on their bottom line. They have more revenue. Same with councils and elected bodies," Ashby says. "And yet, we still continue to have a disparity in management and in leadership and in elected positions, as you can see reflected in our own council here in Sacramento."
Ashby is the only woman out of nine council members.
She says women in Sacramento make 86 percent of men's salaries for the same work, which is better than the state and national averages.