This survey is intended for people who live and/or work in Alameda

The City of Alameda is considering increasing its minimum wage and would like to hear from you. This survey should take less than 3 minutes to complete.

Currently, the minimum wage in Alameda is $10.50 for businesses with 25 or fewer employees and $11.00 for those with over 25 employees. The statewide minimum wage—including Alameda’s—will gradually reach $15 per hour by 2023. 
 
Rate (Jan. 1) 26 Employees or More 25 Employees or Less
2018 $11 $10.50
2019 $12 $11
2020 $13 $12
2021 $14 $13
2022 $15 $14
2023 $15 $15
2024 Indexed Indexed
 
Many Bay Area cities have passed local minimum wage regulations that go beyond state law to more quickly reach and exceed $15 per hour. The following East Bay cities have a minimum wage higher than the State’s:

City Current Minimum Wage
San Leandro $13.00
Oakland $13.23
Richmond $13.41
El Cerrito $13.60
Berkeley $13.75
Emeryville (55 or fewer employees) $14.00
Emeryville (56 or more employees) $15.20

Do you live in Alameda?

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* 1. Do you live in Alameda?

Do you work in Alameda?

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* 2. Do you work in Alameda?

If you work in Alameda, how much are you paid per hour? For salary employees, please choose the hourly equivalent.

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* 3. If you work in Alameda, how much are you paid per hour? For salary employees, please choose the hourly equivalent.

If you work in Alameda, what industry category best describes your job?  [Choose one category per job. If you have more than one job in Alameda, please check all applicable categories.]

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* 4. If you work in Alameda, what industry category best describes your job?  [Choose one category per job. If you have more than one job in Alameda, please check all applicable categories.]

Please let us know how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
An increase in the minimum wage will help me or other people in our community.

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* 5. An increase in the minimum wage will help me or other people in our community.

If the minimum wage increases, it will make it harder to start and grow businesses in our community.

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* 6. If the minimum wage increases, it will make it harder to start and grow businesses in our community.

An increase in the minimum wage makes sense because it is expensive to live in Alameda and the East Bay.

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* 7. An increase in the minimum wage makes sense because it is expensive to live in Alameda and the East Bay.

An increase in the minimum wage will result in higher prices for the things that I buy and the services I need in Alameda.

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* 8. An increase in the minimum wage will result in higher prices for the things that I buy and the services I need in Alameda.

I am willing to pay more for the goods and services in Alameda, if the prices increase due to a higher minimum wage.

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* 9. I am willing to pay more for the goods and services in Alameda, if the prices increase due to a higher minimum wage.

A higher minimum wage will reduce the number workers in local businesses, since businesses will need to find ways to pay for the wage increase.

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* 10. A higher minimum wage will reduce the number workers in local businesses, since businesses will need to find ways to pay for the wage increase.

How do you feel about the City of Alameda gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020? This accelerates the State's mandated increase to the minimum wage, achieving $15 an hour by 2022 for businesses with 26 or more employees and by 2023 for businesses with 25 or less employees.

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* 11. How do you feel about the City of Alameda gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020? This accelerates the State's mandated increase to the minimum wage, achieving $15 an hour by 2022 for businesses with 26 or more employees and by 2023 for businesses with 25 or less employees.

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* 12. Other comments:

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