Following a committee vote last week, on a 6-1 vote, the Bangor city council endorsed an initiative petition being pushed by the left-leaning Maine Peoples Alliance that will increase the state minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020 and subsequently index the wage to inflation.  The petition is slated to be on the November 2016 ballot.  The council did not take any action on a proposal by Councilor Joseph Baldacci to establish a local minimum within the Bangor city limits.