Supervisors to Consider Small Pay Raise

On July 12, the county supervisors will hold a hearing to consider giving themselves a one percent pay raise, and tying future annual salary hikes to the consumer price index. Supervisor Salud Carbajal ​— ​who is running for Congress and stepping down at the end of this year ​— ​pledged Tuesday to give that money back as he did during the furloughs in 2008. This time, the amount equates to less than $425; the supervisors earn $85,400 annually. In an interview, Carbajal explained the county has not finalized contracts with a number of employee groups ​— ​he wants to “set an example.” Asked if this decision had anything to do with the fact that negative TV ads chastised him for approving a 12 percent pay raise last year, he simply said, “No.”

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