Living Wage Ordinance Amendment

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/8/2016


The Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance to amend Marin County Code Section 2.50.050 - "Living Wage Rate," and Section 2.50.200 - "Effective Date," to allow automatic increases in the Living Wage Rate up to a rate of $15 per hour. The Living Wage Ordinance, established in 2002, was last increased effective January 1, 2016, to the $13.35 per hour without benefits ($11.70 per hour including benefits). The Bay Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) is estimated to increase by 3.0 percent from October 2015 to October 2016 but will not be known until mid-November. Staff recommends an increase to an estimated $13.75 per hour not including benefits or $12.05 per hour including benefits, assuming a 3.0 percent CPI increase. The adjustment of wages for in-home supportive service providers represents nearly all of the financial impact of a wage increase. The Board accepted the County's Living Wage Ordinance Annual Report on October 18. 


The Board conducted the merit hearing and adopted the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendment to the Living Wage Ordinance.

Contact: Talia Smith, Management and Budget Analyst, County Administrator's Office

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