FROM THE CHAMBER and City of Half Moon Bay.
It’s a rough one because the businesses have asked to be given a year to prepare for the additional increase, but it looks like it may start in July. This was one of those topics where businesses don’t want to come to a public forum to protest the speed of the implementation because then people will be angry with them for it and they lose customers over it. Even though the majority of the businesses are actually for it…they just want the time to implement it so it doesn’t force them to let someone go or jump their prices up significantly and adversely affect sales of their product.
And this doesn’t even dive into the nuances that can fill a page. A common side effect of the quickened increase will be management level losing their earned raises to offset the increased cost of the other workers.
It’s all between a rock and a hard place.”
~ Krystlyn Giedt, President & Chief Executive Optimist (CEO)
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Half Moon Bay City Council Meeting Video 12/17/19
Council, Staff and Public comment on Minimum wage presentation.
Half Moon Bay City Council Meeting Agenda 12/17/19Council agenda 12:17:19
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Staff will present research and outreach feedback to the City Council at the next Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Please click on the following link to view the Staff Report and Attachment A to the staff report.
The City of Half Moon Bay is considering a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2020:
- The City Council made raising the minimum wage a priority in July 2019.
- The City Council is considering establishing a $15 per hour minimum wage in Half Moon Bay on July 1, 2020. If implemented, all employees working within the geographic boundaries of Half Moon Bay would be subject to paying the local minimum wage for employees working two or more hours a week within the geographic in the City, including non-profit organizations.
- Starting on January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in the State of California for all industries will be $13.00 per hour for businesses with more than 26 employees and $12.00 per hour for businesses with less than 25 employees. Recent State legislation was signed which will raise California’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022. After January 1, 2023, future wage increases will be tied to inflation, reflecting increases in the Consumer Price Index, up to 3.5% per year.
- The City would be following the model set by other cities in San Mateo County that have already enacted local minimum wage ordinances (San Mateo, Belmont, Redwood City, Daly City, South San Francisco and Menlo Park). All of these cities are set to reach at least a $15 local minimum wage between 2020-2021.
- State, federal, and county agencies, including school districts, shall not be required to pay the local minimum wage when the work performed is related to their governmental function. The City is not considering any other exemptions at this time.
- The City may consider a phased-in approach based on feedback received from our local business community.
– The City Webpage on the Minimum Wage Proposal
– The City Council Agenda for December 17, 2019 : Item 3D (PDF)
– The Staff Report for the Minimum Wage Agenda Item (PDF)
– The Attachment for the Minimum Wage Agenda Item (PDF)