Saying they want to improve the economic conditions of the city's working poor, San Fernando City Council members have adopted a living wage ordinance.
Local elected officials, legislators and union leaders will formally announce adoption of the measure at 8:30 a.m. today during a news conference at City Hall, 117 Macneil St.
Under the ordinance, city employees and contract workers would earn an initial rate of $7.25 per hour with health benefits or $8.50 per hour without.
The Council adopted the ordinance at its meeting Monday. The measure goes into effect April 20.
"This is an important milestone for the city of San Fernando in its efforts to improve the economic condition of those who need it most," City Administrator John A. Ornelas said.