The Oxnard City Council has voted to make Cesar Chavez's birthday a paid holiday for city workers.
The three-day weekend will cost about $65,000 in overtime pay.
The council had previously discussed whether to mark Chavez's birthday with a holiday or to use the money the holiday would cost to educate people about his life.
Gov. Gray Davis designated Chavez's birthday a state holiday last year. Moorpark made his March 31 birthday a holiday this year.