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Standards and Guidelines

Living Wage and Training Standards

On October 28, 2008 [Item 6.3] Council approved an ordinance amending Title 25 of the San José Municipal Code to add a new Chapter 25.11 to establish living wage, worker retention, labor peace, and work environment reporting requirements applicable to the San José Mineta International Airport. This ordinance was implemented Airport-wide effective January 1, 2009. On December 7, 2010, Council approved an amended Airport Living Wage Ordinance (ALWO). The amended Ordinance became effective January 1, 2011.

Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines

The Guidelines define the multi-step process for a tenant project at the Airport, from concept development through construction. Guidelines are provided for the use of tenant managers, tenant corporate office property developers, and consultants, engineers, architects or contractors hired by the tenant.

Tenants with contracts executed prior to 2019 may use either the 2007 guidelines or the 2019 guidelines. Tenants with contracts executed in 2019 or later must use the 2019 guidelines. The Tenant Improvement Design Criteria and Architectural Guidelines apply to all tenants.