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File #: 16-060    Version: 1 Name: STATUS UPDATE ON REGIONAL MINIMUM WAGE EFFORTS
Type: Staff Report Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 2/3/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/2/2016 Final action: 4/1/2016
Title: STATUS UPDATE ON REGIONAL MINIMUM WAGE EFFORTS
Attachments: 1. Minimum Wage Presentation, 2. 03, 04, 10 Supplement
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: MARCH 2, 2016

PREPARED BY: John Lang, Economic Development Coordinator
APPROVED BY: City Manager

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STATUS UPDATE ON REGIONAL MINIMUM WAGE EFFORTS
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
Accept a report on the status of San Jose's regional minimum wage study and other related minimum wage updates.

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COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Supporting youth
Fostering a positive organizational culture
Preserving and cultivating public trust
2016 Focus Areas
Participating in Regional Initiatives
Improving our Communication

REPORT NARRATIVE:
Background

At the December 16, 2015, The City Council was provided an update on the regional minimum wage efforts currently being undertaken by local jurisdictions as well as information on local community engagement conducted by the City to residents and businesses of Morgan Hill. City Council provided direction to return March 2016 with the results of the consultant report being funded by the City of San Jose on a proposed $15 an hour minimum wage for the region.

Status update on the City of San Jose minimum wage report
The City of San Jose issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to analyze the impact of increasing the regional minimum wage. The Institute of Research and Labor and Employment (IRLE) at U.C. Berkeley was selected to conduct the study. The RFP required a wide variety of impacts be analyzed and modeled for both employees and employers. The IRLE minimum wage study is costing approximately $90,000. The City of San Jose also contracted with B.W. Research to survey businesses within Santa Clara County to understand and assess the impact of a local minimum wage for approximately $30,000. The City of San Jose received $1,000 from the Santa Clara County Cities Association to support the research efforts. The balance of the cost of the studies is being funded by the City of San Jose.

There are two major components under review by the...

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