Board rejects proposed change to automatic salary adjustments

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal Tuesday, Feb. 25, to rescind automated pay hikes for each member, with opponents arguing the current system is viable and not in need of modification.“I don’t know what the magic answer is, but my staff’s research found little credence to change the system when it’s working for ourselves and other counties,” Supervisor Karen Spiegel said. “This has worked for us and surrounding counties for a while.”Supervisor Kevin Jeffries introduced the “Salary Adjustment Accountability and Transparency” measure, saying there was a need to de-couple supervisors’ automatic salary increases from the state’s income adjustments for judges, and instead, justify salaries in open session.Supervisors’ salaries are
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