File #: 2023-0310    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/12/2023 In control: Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing an hourly minimum wage for employees of employers in unincorporated King County, employees of certain county contractors, and county employees; amending Ordinance 17909, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.010, Ordinance 17909, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.020, and Ordinance 17909, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.030, adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 12, and repealing Ordinance 17909, Section 8, and K.C.C. 3.18.050, Ordinance 17909, Section 9, and K.C.C. 3.18.060, and Ordinance 17909, Section 11, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.080, and establishing an effective date.
Sponsors: Girmay Zahilay, Rod Dembowski, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe McDermott, Jorge BarĂ³n
Indexes: minimum wage
Attachments: 1. 2023-0310.1_ AMDS1_Striking_Amendment_Zahilay, 2. 2023-0310.1_ AMDT1_Title_Amendment_Zahilay, 3. 2023-0310.1_ AMDS1_Striking_Amendment_Zahilay TRACK CHANGES, 4. 2023-0310_SR_Minimum_Wage 10-17-23, 5. 2023-0310_SR_Minimum_Wage_11.16.2023, 6. 2023-0310_SR_Minimum_Wage_02.20.2024, 7. 2023-0310.1_AMDS2_Striking_Amendment_Zahilay bar TRACK CHANGES 02.09.24, 8. 2023-0310_SR_Minimum_Wage_03.19.2024, 9. ATT2. 2023-0310.1_AMDS2_Striking_Amendment_Zahilay bar2 03.19.2024 v2 FINAL, 10. ATT3. _AMDT2_Title_Amendment_Zahilay, 11. ATT4. 2023-0310.1_AMDS2_Striking_Amendment_Zahilay bar2 03.19.2024 v2 FINAL TRACK CHANGES, 12. 2023-0310_SR_Minimum_Wage_04.16.2024
Staff: Kim, Andrew
Drafter
Clerk 09/05/2023
Title
AN ORDINANCE establishing an hourly minimum wage for employees of employers in unincorporated King County, employees of certain county contractors, and county employees; amending Ordinance 17909, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.010, Ordinance 17909, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.020, and Ordinance 17909, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.030, adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 12, and repealing Ordinance 17909, Section 8, and K.C.C. 3.18.050, Ordinance 17909, Section 9, and K.C.C. 3.18.060, and Ordinance 17909, Section 11, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.18.080, and establishing an effective date.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. In 2016, state of Washington voters passed Initiative 1433 to increase the state's minimum wage and have it annually adjusted for inflation. Initiative 1433 also required state of Washington employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The 2023 minimum wage for Washington state is $15.74 per hour.
B. According to the 2022 National Low Income Housing Coalition's Out of Reach data, an employee making Washington's minimum wage would have to work 103 hours each week to afford a modest one-bedroom rental home at fair market rent in King County.
C. According to The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State, developed in partnership with the University of Washington's Center for Women's Welfare and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, the state's minimum wage is insufficient to meet the basic needs of working families in King County. In 2023, for a dual-income household of two working adults and two school-aged children living in King County and earning the state's minimum wage, the family would fall short on average $36,442 to meet the basic needs of the houseold. In other words, both working adults would need to have a minimum wage of $24.50 per hour to meet the basic needs of the houseold.
D. In King Coun...

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