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MINIMIUM WAGE IN MENLO PARK

From: domainremoved <JimLewis_at_>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 16:58:51 -0500

Honorable Mayor and Council Members:
 
I fully support the city of Menlo Park providing a LIVING WAGE.
 
I wrote about this during the Summer 2015, and no one responded, that is,
neither staff or council. I would hope this year the topic could be taken
more seriously, much like so many other cities have done in the Bay Area and
across the State of California.
 
Respectfully, Jim Lewis
 
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MINIMUM WAGE IN MENLO PARK ?

 
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Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 13:52:31 -0400
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Honorable Mayor and Council Members:

Does the City of Menlo Park have a minimum wage that is offers it's lowest
paid employees? If so, is it $8.75, $9.00 or some other amount per hour?

I've noticed that many cities in California are adopting a LIVING WAGE.
Los
Angeles for instance, recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.00
per hour. Many cities in the Bay Area are also taking a look at what is
fair, reasonable and in keeping with the times.

In year 2015 what is a fair starting hourly rate for city workers in Menlo
Park? I'd be grateful for a response. Thank you.
Received on Sun Jun 07 2015 - 10:49:35 PDT_
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Menlo Park: Vice mayor says city should think of raising minimum wage
 
By Kevin Kelly
Daily News Staff Writer
POSTED: 02/17/2016 07:08:28 PM PST_0 COMMENTS_
(http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_29529629/menlo-park-vice-mayor-says-city-should-think#disqus_th
read) | UPDATED: 4 DAYS AGO


 

MENLO PARK -- Mayor Pro Tem Kirsten Keith says Menlo Park should study the
possibility of setting a citywide minimum wage ordinance this year.
She raised the idea at the City Council's 2016-17 goal-setting meeting in
late January and brought it up again at a Feb. 9 council meeting.
"I'd like us to have a process about this now," Keith told The Daily News
last week. "It's important because we see the cost of living in this area
is so high, so many residents are having such a hard time to make ends
meet."
But City Manager Alex McIntyre said Tuesday that with two competing
initiatives to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour planned for the
November ballot, any council directive could be invalidated. He said staff is
gathering information on those initiatives for the council's Feb. 23
meeting.
"I think the next question would be, 'Do we wait for the outcome of those
... or do we just go ahead? ... My general understanding is that all that
would preempt anything we did anyway."
Keith said it's time for Menlo Park to have the discussion since "several
cities around us have already gone to $15 an hour." As part of the
discussion, she said the city should reach out to the community through meetings,
online surveys and NextDoor postings. Keith also pointed out that an
ordinance could be written to exempt smaller businesses from the minimum wage
retirement.
Both planned initiatives are backed by separate factions of the Service
Employees International Union. One calls for the state's minimum wage to rise
by $1 every year until it reaches $15 in 2021; the other calls for wages
to rise to $15 by 2020 and requires six paid sick days a year.
Received on Sun Feb 21 2016 - 14:03:29 PST

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