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RAGLM Board > Local Politics > Riverside County supervisors pay raises
9/19/2014 9:27:19 PM
Supervisor's payReply: Michelle Randall
I attended that Board meeting and made the following comments on the Supervisor's pay raise:  First, I recommended that Mr. Jeffries recuse himself from the vote. As a candidate, Mr. Jeffries stated that no Supervisor was worth more than $100,000 a year and promised that if elected he would not accept more than $100,000 as pay. Ever since taking office, he has happily accepted the full $143,000.  With that in mind, he has already taken a roughly 30% pay raise. Everyone reading this should go to the website for the Registrar of Voters.  Go to the dropdown box for Voter Information and check out the "contributions" (and contributers making the contributions). My second recommendation was that the Supervisors should be treated as I was when I worked as a car-hop oh so many years ago.  The minimum wage was $1.10.  At the end of my shift, the manager counted my tips and subtracted my hourly wage from them, then returned what was left to me. I think the Supervisors need to turn in their "contributions" so the County can subtract them from their wages, then give them back what's left. My final suggestion to the Board was that they have merit raises voted on by their constituents. Benoit deserves something for work in his community on behalf of the indigent and migrant population.  Stone has accomplished something with Wine County.  Ashley entertains his high-rollers out of County at Dodger Stadium to the tune of thousands of dollars and has written off over a thousand dollars worth of Direct TV as "office expense". He gets a resounding Zero. Jeffries? Jeffries has accomplished nothing as Supervisor other than to rake in "contributions".  He needs to honor his campaign promises.
9/19/2014 3:00:32 PM
Supervisors PayReply: Hugh
First, I believe the Supervisors to be overpaid. However I don't know what  the average is around the state for that position. That being said, there are a lot of people that have a problem with what others earn, because it's more than they get paid and believe that isn't fair. 

I just read an article about a mother that has worked at a McDonald's for 37 years and put her three kids through college without ever complaining about her pay rate.
9/19/2014 1:03:03 PM
Board Members CompensationReply: SteveS
See link below.

9/18/2014 10:57:43 PM
JeffriesReply: SteveS
Jeffries reiterated his position from Aug. 5, when the board first addressed the proposed hikes, saying he could not get behind pushing salaries higher based on principle. According to the supervisor, he had informed the Department of Human Resources to freeze his salary regardless of the board's action.
Each of the supervisors -- except for Jeffries -- will see their paychecks swell from $143,031 a year to $147,688. 
From news story below:
9/18/2014 10:40:20 PM
Riverside County supervisors pay raisesPost: SteveS
Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday gave final approval to pay raises for elected officials that will give tens of thousands of dollars to leaders who already make six figures. By a 3-2 vote - supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Jeff Stone were opposed.
Want to know what our elected officials make? Check out the article at the link below.

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