Improving Health by Increasing Income
Cities throughout San Mateo County are taking steps to support low-wage workers through local minimum wage ordinances. South San Francisco and Menlo Park recently passed ordinances increasing the minimum wage to $15 for all workers effective January 1st, 2020. Workers in Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo, and Belmont will also see their wages increase in 2020. San Carlos and East Palo Alto are currently exploring similar policies. Get Healthy SMC continues to share its Low Wage Worker Profile with local decision makers and help partners better understand the health impacts of financial security, including reducing the number of suicides.