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The City of Mountain Views Makes Move to Raise Minimum Wage to $15


The cost of living in the Bay Area has skyrocketed over the last few years.

It has skyrocketed so quickly that it has been very difficult for many people to keep up with the cost of living here.

Well, on October 27, 2015, the Mountain View City Council introduced an ordinance in an effort to help with this problem. The ordinance that they introduced would increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2018.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will adjust annually based upon the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose regional Consumer Price Index (CPI).

If adopted, the ordinance will go into effect on January 1st in order to have regional consistency with the existing minimum wage effective dates in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and Palo Alto.

Proposed Approach to the Increase

Proposed Effective Date Proposed Minimum Wage Rate
Current $10.30
1/1/2016 $11.00
1/1/2017 $13.00
1/1/2018 $15.00
January 1 Each Following Year Regional CPI Increase










NOTE: This would put Mountain View’s Minimum Wage  schedule ahead of Seattle, Washington which is on scheduled to reach the $15 range in 2021.

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