Living Wage and Non-Profits

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Public Forum on Living Wage & Community-Based Nonprofit Contractors

  Upcoming Meeting Notice and Information


Special Meeting of Children, Seniors, and Families Committee (CSFC): August 22, 2017

A special meeting of CSFC dedicated to Administration's draft proposed policy will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 10:00am - 12:00pm ​in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers​. This special hearing will include review of Administration's report on the proposed draft Living Wage Policy for Community-Based Nonprofit Contractors, including a copy of the official proposed policy, and recommendations from the Committee on how to proceed.

The public meeting notice, agenda, and legislative file can be found on the CSFC meeting portal here​. You may also view and download the legislative file, including all attachments below.

87975 - Proposed Living Wage Policy Provisions for CBOs.pdf


If you will require language assistance for the upcoming public forum, please contact the Office of Countywide Contracting Management at [email protected] or by calling (408) 299-5187.

Prior Meetings and Information

Public Forum #1: October 24​

The first Public Forum will be held on October 24, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00pm ​in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers. At this forum, the County will present its current work on the living wage policy as it exists today and how it might be applied to agreements with nonprofit service providers in the future. This is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to provide feedback to County staff on considerations for including nonprofit contractors in the living wage policy. To register for this event, please click here and enter your information.

Public Forum #2: March 7, 2017

The Second Public Forum on Living Wage Policy for Community-Based Nonprofit Contractors will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm ​in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers​. This second forum will include an overview of the County’s Living Wage Ordinance, discussion of the development of the living wage policy for non-profits, a presentation of the proposed draft Living Wage Policy for Community-Based Nonprofit Contractors, and an in-depth review of the provisions enumerated therein. Administration will also present a proposed timeline for implementation of the draft Living Wage Policy.

Once this process has concluded, the Administration will present a draft policy to the Finance and Government Operations Committee for its consideration and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for adoption.

To register for this event, please click here and enter your information.

Note: The following is a draft policy for discussion purposes only and the County's existing living policy (which does not apply to nonprofit organizations) as a reference.  It is the intent of the County to collect further input and continue working with the nonprofit community to refine the provisions listed within.



  Supplemental Responses

We encourage all interested organizations to attend. Those who cannot be present may also send questions, concerns, and feedback to the County here.

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