Riverside County supervisors will continue to get automatic raises without voting or placing increases on their agenda after a supervisor’s plan to revisit their salary-setting formula was rejected.
Supervisor Kevin Jeffries’ proposal to have officials come up with a new way of setting Board of Supervisor salaries died Tuesday, Feb. 25, when no one seconded his motion. That means the five elected supervisors, who earn six-figure salaries, will continue to earn 80% of what a Superior Court judge makes.
The state sets judges’ salaries and when they get raises, so does the board. The raises come automatically and, while supervisors can decline their pay increase, they don’t have to vote on the matter and no notice of the raises is included on board meeting agendas.