This week, San Diego voters approved Proposition I, the City of San Diego's local minimum wage and paid sick leave ordnance, with 63 percent of the vote in favor. On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 the San Diego City Council will convene to certify the city's election results, making July 12 the effective date for a minimum wage increase to $10.50 an hour with paid sick leave.
The city's minimum wage will increase again to $11.50 an hour on January 1, 2017. Beginning in 2019, the local minimum wage will then be tied to the Consumer Price Index, adjusting as necessary based on fluctuations in the cost of living.
In addition to increasing the city's minimum wage, Proposition I mandates five days (40 hours) of paid sick leave a year for each employee. The accrual rate per employee is one hour for every 30 hours worked by an employee within the City of San Diego.