Will the City of Sacramento Raise the Minimum Wage?
On Jan. 1, 2016, the State minimum wage will increase from $9 to $10 per hour. Meanwhile, the City of Sacramento is evaluating recommendations to raise its minimum wage higher.
In early September, a task force convened by Mayor Kevin Johnson released a recommendation to raise the minimum wage in the City of Sacramento to $12.50 per hour by 2020. This is a 38% increase from today’s minimum wage ($9/hr).
On October 13, City Council is expected to review this proposal and will likely take a vote to determine the future of minimum wage in the City of Sacramento. The Task Force recommendation is by no means the final proposal. Downtown Partnership will continue to work with our downtown stakeholders to ensure you have up to date information and opportunities to comment.
Downtown business owners are concerned about the impacts a minimum wage increase will have on their operations. For more information on what business owners are saying, click here.