Businesses seeking contracts with the city of San Diego will be required to verify equal pay for their employees under an ordinance passed Monday.
The Equal Pay standard proposed by District 3 Councilman Chris Ward was approved with a 9-0 vote.
City contractors must prove, as well as provide, equal pay for all employees in similar positions.
According to an analysis conducted by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a woman who works full time in California makes a median salary just over $40,000, compared to the median salary of $50,000 for a man.
Here in San Diego alone, women who work in San Diego make only $.72 to every dollar earned by a man, according to city leaders.