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Sonoma County supervisors to consider living wage increase for lowest-paid employees, contractors

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is poised to increase the living wage rate earned by the lowest-paid county employees and employees of contractors working with the county.

The vote, set to take place during the board’s Tuesday meeting, will raise the hourly rate by 2.74%, bringing it to $17.25.

This will be the second living wage increase since 2016.

“All workers deserve the opportunity to earn a wage they can live on,” said Supervisor James Gore, the board chair.

If passed, the increase would take effect for county employees on Jan. 1, 2023. Nonprofits and businesses with a contract already in place with the county would have until March 31 to implement the increase, a county staff report said.

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