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First Reading of Local Minimum Wage Ordinance to be Considered at May 20th City Council Meeting

Posted on May 17, 2019


On May 6, 2019, the City Council received an update regarding a local minimum wage from City staff and a recommendation from the Council Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee (Mayor Harrington and Vice Mayor Harvey) regarding a proposal for a local minimum wage.  The City Council heard public testimony and then discussed policy options and alternatives.

The City Council took a number of “straw votes” to provide preliminary direction to staff regarding various components of a local minimum wage ordinance.  View or download the Minimum Wage Matrix showing the current State Law, a proposal by North Bay Jobs for Justice, the proposal by the Council Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee, and May 6th direction from the City Council (two columns on the right side).  Based on this direction, the City Attorney drafted a local minimum wage ordinance which will be considered for action by the City Council (first reading of the ordinance) at its May 20thmeeting.

View the full agenda and staff reports for the upcoming meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at City Council Chambers at 177 First St. West and can also be viewed on channel 27 or on the City’s CivicWeb portal. If you would like to receive future meeting notifications via email, please subscribe on our CivicWeb portal.

Find additional information, updates and reference information on the Minimum Wage Study page.

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