MALIBU—The city of Malibu is reminding citizens of a newly effective ordinance with a video explaining the increase of the minimum wage within city limits. The video was published in August, but recently on the City’s Facebook Page. The brief, 42 second video notes the year to year progression of the minimum wage reaching $15.00 per hour by July 2020.

Adopted on March 28, 2016 and going into effect on July 1, 2016, Ordinance No. 404 established the following increases to minimum wage for all employers with 26 or more employees:

  • July 1, 2016 $10.50 per hour
  • July 1, 2017 $12.00 per hour
  • July 1, 2018 $13.25 per hour
  • July 1, 2019 $14.25 per hour
  • July 1, 2020 $15.00 per hour

Employers with 25 or fewer employees are given a one year delay in the increase of the minimum wage creating a schedule within which employees from these businesses will receive $15.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2021.

“Established Malibu Municipal Code Chapter 5.36 with the purpose of avoiding wage discrepancies between Malibu and neighboring jurisdictions, keeping Malibu competitive in the job market, helping to ensure that workers in Malibu are paid adequate living wages, and preventing workers from leaving Malibu for higher paying jobs, which also helps reduce traffic on local streets and Pacific Coast Hwy,” states the city of Malibu official webpage on Ordinance No. 404.

“Malibu is a compassionate community and we want to ensure that workers are fairly treated and compensated,” said Mayor Lou La Monte. “At the same time, by mirroring the minimum wage increases of L.A. County and some of our neighboring cities, we hope to help local businesses attract the best employees they can.”

For additional information regarding the increase in minimum wage, visit or contact Christi Hogin, City Attorney, at (310) 643-8448.