Yorba Linda raises green fees at Black Gold to cover higher minimum wages

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Patrons of Yorba Linda’s city-owned Black Gold Golf Club will begin paying higher green fees April 15, mostly to cover increased costs incurred by the state-mandated $12 hourly minimum wage that took effect Jan. 1.

And more increases are planned for future years, as state law calls for the minimum wage for large employers to jump to $15 an hour by 2022, according to Parks and Recreation Director Mike Kudron.

Kudron told City Council members at a March 5 meeting that he plans to ask for “incremental” increases rather than a big increase in three years, as costs mount to pay the many minimum wage employees at the facility. The last price hike came in 2017.

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