$15 Minimum Wage by 2018

Council Decision on October 27

City HallOn November 10, 2015, the City Council adopted an ordinance to increase the minimum wage in Mountain View to $15.00 per hour by 2018 according to the schedule below. Beginning on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will adjust annually based upon the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose regional Consumer Price Index (CPI). The ordinance’s effective dates of January 1 were adopted in an effort to have regional consistency with the existing minimum wage effective dates in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and Palo Alto, and pave a regional path for $15.00 per hour that other cities may join. The new ordinance went into effect 30 days after adoption, which was on December 10, 2015.

Minimum Wage INcreases

Effective Date

Minimum Wage Rate

(through December 31, 2015)








January 1 Each Following Year

Regional CPI Increase










About the Current Minimum Wage Ordinance

Additional information about the current ordinance and wage rate may be found at www.MountainView.gov/MinWage.

For questions or comments

  • E-mail: citycouncil@mountainview.gov
  • Leave a voicemail at: (650) 903-6301
  • Send a Letter: City Manager's Office, 500 Castro St., PO Box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039