Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Livable Wage Ordinance Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 19, 2013
Contact:  Mike Kanarick
                 802.735.7962

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Livable Wage Ordinance Report

"City Attorney Eileen Blackwood and her team have completed a comprehensive and detailed review of Burlington's record of implementing its Livable Wage Ordinance.  I greatly appreciate the hard work of the City Attorney’s Office. 

“City Attorney Blackwood’s report* reveals that, until the review began, few of the City's contracts were in full compliance with the ordinance and the City conducted little ongoing compliance monitoring of its vendors.  As a result of the review, the City's practices already have improved substantially and will continue to improve – my Administration is committed to consistent and fair enforcement of the City's ordinances.

“City Attorney Blackwood's report also raises a number of important policy questions for the City Council to consider to strengthen this important ordinance, to clarify its exemptions, and to avoid unintended negative impacts on the City's operations and economy."

*Livable Wage Ordinance Report attached.

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Press Release Date: 
04/19/2013
City Department: 
Mayor's Office