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Policy Watch: Your weekly tip sheet for what’s going on in your community

By The Left Hook

 

Happy almost 4th of July readers. 

City of Santa Clara

Public surveys on proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance

The steady roll out of municipal minimum wage ordinances continues in Santa Clara with outreach for public opinion on their recent prioritization of a local wage ordinance. The ordinance includes increasing the minimum wage to $11 on January 1, 2016 and linking future increases to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), with the possibility of joining Sunnyvale and Mountain View at a higher regional wage.

Santa Clara wants to hear from you. There are two surveys open to the public, one for business owners and managers and one for employees and individuals. Both surveys can be found here: http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=3121.

The City of Santa Clara should be commended for moving in the right direction on Minimum Wage and their efforts to keep the public engaged in the process, though online polls aren’t always the best at pulling in accurate answers. Good luck Santa Clara and mind the trolls. 

Link to item: http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=50&recordid=4099

 

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