$15 Minimum Wage
The City of Santa Rosa is proposing expediting the implementation of California Senate Bill 3, which raises the state minimum wage by set amounts each year to reach $15 per hour January 1, 2022, for employers in the state with 26 or more employees.
This local ordinance would set Santa Rosa’s minimum wage at no less than $15 per hour effective two years earlier—approximately January 1, 2020—for businesses with 26 or more employees, with no less than $15 per hour plus annual adjustments with the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) effective January 1, 2021. For businesses with fewer than 26 employees, minimum wage would be set at no less than $15 per hour plus CPI-W effective Janaury 1, 2021.
The below graph highlights differences between state law and local ordinances going forward.
|Year||25 or fewer||26+ employees||25 or fewer||26+ employees|
|2018||$10 per hour||$11 per hour|
Same as state
Same as state
|2020||$12||$13||Same as state||$15|
|2024 and beyond||+ CDI-W each year|
- City Council Study Session (July 16, 2019)
- Comp Cities List
- Draft Model Minimum Wage
- Fact Sheet
- League of California Cities "Minimum Wage Laws" Report
- Phase-in Requirement from Senate Bill 3
- Q&A from North Bay Business Journal
- Seasonal Employee Minimum Wage Analysis
- Staff Report for Study Session
- Summary of North Bay Business Journal Proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance
- UC Riverside Minimum Wage study
- UC Berkeley Minimum Wage study