$15 per hour wage to take effect January 1, 2021
Half Moon Bay, CA – At its meeting of February 4, 2020, the City Council of Half Moon Bay adopted an ordinance to increase the minimum wage within the city to $15 per hour, effective January 1, 2021. The ordinance also applies annual cost of living increases to the local minimum wage based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), commencing on January 1, 2022. The current statewide minimum wage is $13 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $12 per hour for businesses with 25 or less employees. State law requires that those wages increase one dollar per year until they reach $15.
I would like to know if the council will consider this drastic increase in minimum wage at this point under these circumstances. No business will be able to adjust to this having lost so much business due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s impact on sales.