Local Minimum Wage Set for May 16 (2023) Vote by Fort Collins City Council

We need your voice!

Your Fort Collins City Council is still on the path of adopting a local minimum wage that will be required of all employers in Fort Collins – not just local city government.

Your locally elected officials are scheduled to adopt a wage on Tuesday, May 16. The wage would then go into effect on January 1, 2024. Council seems to have narrowed their focus to two options – one that raises the wage to $18.50 by 2026 and one that raises the wage to $16.65 by 2026.

We have been speaking up for business on this issue for the last 13 months and are hopeful that you will share your perspective on the impact of local regulation on your business and opportunities to provide services. This is an issue that will have far reaching impacts – many of them unintended.

We invite and encourage you to share your perspectives on this important issue.

Three easy ways you can get involved:

  1. Contact Ann Hutchison and join a small group conversation with local elected officials. Drop me an email at [email protected] and we will get you information about these one on one conversations.
  2. Contact Council Members directly. You can email or call at your convenience. Use this LINK to access contact information.
  3. Share your comments during public comment at the May 16 City Council meeting. The agenda is posted on Thursday at this website. You can join the meeting by Zoom or attend in person. And you can even speak to the issue at the beginning of the meeting at 6pm. Plan two minutes of comments – and simply share your thoughts. We’ve provided easy to follow information about public comment HERE.

Your Fort Collins Area Chamber has created several resources that help to frame this important policy conversation for our community. We invite you to check them out.

Minimum Wage Resources and Insights


Source: Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce 
May 2, 2023

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