City Council Meeting: 5-13-14 Santa Monica, California
ORDINANCE NUMBER ____________ (CCS)
(City Council Series)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
SANTA MONICA AMENDING SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4.65.010 TO INCREASE THE LIVING WAGE
WHEREAS, in May of 2005, the City Council of the City of Santa Monica (the “City Council”) adopted Ordinance No. 2152 to require that persons working on City contracts receive a living wage (the “Living Wage Ordinance”); and
WHEREAS, the findings approved as part of the Living Wage Ordinance establish that its purposes include ensuring that those workers have sufficient income to pay the high costs of living in the City, region and State to cover costs of health care, and to have the leisure to participate in civic life; and
WHEREAS, the Living Wage Ordinance set an initial Minimum Wage of eleven dollars and fifty cents per hour, effective July 1, 2005, to be adjusted annually, each July 1, by an amount equal to the consumer price index (“CPI”) for the previous year; and
WHEREAS, commencing July 1, 2006, the Minimum Wage has increased pursuant to the requirements of the Living Wage Ordinance to an amount equal to fourteen dollars and eight cents ($14.08) effective through June 30, 2014; and
WHEREAS, the City Council recently approved several development agreements requiring a wage of fifteen dollars and thirty-seven cents ($15.37) an hour for workers associated with those projects; and
WHEREAS, in the interest of consistency, fairness and equal treatment for workers with City contracts and City employees, the City Council now desires to increase the Minimum Wage under the Living Wage Ordinance to an equivalent amount; and
WHEREAS, the City wishes to amend Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 4.65.010 to increase the Minimum Wage to an amount equal to fifteen dollars and thirty-seven cents ($15.37), to be effective July 1, 2014.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
As used in this chapter:
“Employee” means any person who does not actually work as a manager, supervisor, or confidential employee, and who is not required to possess an occupational license.
Wage” means a wage payment set under this Chapter.
of July 1, 2005, Minimum Wage means a wage payment at an initial hourly
rate of eleven dollars and fifty cents per hour. As of July 1, 2014, Minimum Wage means a wage
payment at an initial hourly rate of fifteen dollars and thirty-seven cents. Th ise
rate Minimum Wage shall be adjusted annually each July 1st,
beginning 2006, by an amount corresponding to the previous year’s change
(January to January) in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and
Clerical Workers 1967=100 for Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, California.
SECTION 2. Any provision of the Santa Monica Municipal Code or appendices thereto inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, to the extent of such inconsistencies and no further, is hereby repealed or modified to that extent necessary to effect the provisions of this Ordinance.
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
MARSHA JONES MOUTRIE