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File #: 15-870    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Other Business
File created: 12/7/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/16/2015 Final action: 4/1/2016
Title: CITYWIDE MINIMUM WAGE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS REPORT
Attachments: 1. Cities Assoc Subcomittee on Minimum Wage Report 06.07.15, 2. Minimum Wage Community Forum 12.01.pdf, 3. Minimum Wage Business Forum 12.01.pdf, 4. Minimum Wage Survey Results, 5. 32 and 33 Supplement
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2015

PREPARED BY: Kurt Lueneburger, Management Talent Exchange Program and Michelle Katsuyoshi, Human Resources Manager
APPROVED BY: City Manager

TITLE
CITYWIDE MINIMUM WAGE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS REPORT
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
1. Receive report on community outreach and engagement regarding minimum wage considerations, and
2. Direct staff to return to Council with the results of San Jose's minimum wage study.

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COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Supporting youth
Fostering a positive organizational culture
Preserving and cultivating public trust

2015 Focus Areas
Community Engagement Effectiveness



REPORT NARRATIVE:
Currently, State law requires the minimum wage for all industries to be no less than $9.00 per hour, with an increase to $10.00 effective January 1, 2016. The Federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees has been $7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009. Several Bay Area Cities including Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale have adopted specific ordinance implementing varying minimum wage requirements above the Federal and State standards. An inventory of U.S. City and County Minimum Wage Ordinances maintained by the University of California Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education may be accessed at: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/minimum-wage-living-wage-resources/inventory-of-us-city-and-county-minimum-wage-ordinances/.

On June 3, 2015, Council directed staff to prepare a resolution tying the City's minimum wage to the State's minimum wage plus Consumer Price Index (CPI), with the added amount to catch up by January of 2017 to the City of San Jose's increased minimum wage. Additionally, Council was interested in the "Cities Association Subcommittee on Minimum Wage Report/Recommendation" (C...

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