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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 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 

 

Fiscal Year 2021 Living Wage Rates

Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

The minimum wage rate for employees of City contractors are: 
1. If benefits are provided, a wage of at least $17.90 per hour. 
2. If benefits are not provided, a wage of at least $19.53 per hour.  

FY21 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.