Building on previous actions to ensure Denver city employees and many city service contract employees are paid a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2021, Mayor Hancock and Councilwoman Kniech intend to introduce legislation this fall to set a citywide minimum wage for all workers employed in Denver beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
This year, Denver set a higher minimum wage for city employees and contractors. During this year’s legislative session, through HB19-1210, the Colorado General Assembly authorized local governments to set a citywide minimum wage greater than the state constitutional wage, currently $11.10 an hour and scheduled to go to $12 on Jan. 1.
Utilizing this new authority, Mayor Hancock and Councilwoman Kniech’s proposal would elevate Denver’s minimum wage to $13.80 on Jan. 1, $15.87 on Jan. 1, 2021, and then rise according to the Consumer Price Index each year after that.
The city will host several community meetings throughout October to gather input and feedback from Denver residents on the proposal. City Council is expected to consider the proposal in November.
Wednesday, October 2 @ 6:00pm
Justice For All Center – 2525 W. Alameda Ave.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 @ 6:00pm
Evie Garrett Dennis Campus (DPS) – 4800 Telluride St.
Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 6:00pm
George Washington High School – 655 S. Monaco Pkwy.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 @ 6:00pm
Carla Madison Rec. Center – 2401 E. Colfax Ave.
Tuesday, Oct. 22 @ 6:00pm
Hiawatha Davis Jr. Rec. Center – 3334 Holly St.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 @ 6:00pm
DPD District 1 – 1311 W. 46th Ave.
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