Living Wage

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In 2000, City Council adopted a Living Wage Ordinance (Chapter 5.10) that requires contractors to pay their employees the City's living wage rate when those employees are working on City jobs. 


Fiscal Year 2019 Living Wage Rates 
Period: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

The minimum wage rate for employees of City contractors are: 
1. If benefits are provided, a wage of at least $16.65 per hour. 
2. If benefits are not provided, a wage of at least $18.16 per hour.  

FY19 Living Wage Compliance Form 


Fiscal Year 2020 Living Wage Rates 
Period: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

The minimum wage rate for employees of City contractors are: 
1. If benefits are provided, a wage of at least $17.38 per hour. 
2. If benefits are not provided, a wage of at least $18.96 per hour.  

FY20 Living Wage Compliance Form 

 

Additional Resources
Living Wage Ordinance

Direct questions regarding this ordinance to 831-420-5080, 877 Cedar Street, Suite 100, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, or email.