In a related action, the board adopted a resolution that restores some items that were changed in a management resolution in August, including education incentives, said Assistant County Executive Officer
Representatives of the
If adopted by the board next week, the supplemental pay equivalent will offset those contributions, Carroll said. The board introduced the measure Tuesday on a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor
County officials said the measure does not increase board members' annual compensation, which, including benefits, ranges from
"It absolutely does not increase their compensation," Carroll said in an interview. "In most board members' case, it will actually go down a dollar or two per paycheck."
The association is spearheading a proposed November ballot measure that would phase out the county pension system.
"The point is, we're staying within the ordinance," he said.
The ordinance resulted from a blue ribbon commission in the 1990s that determined that supervisors' base salaries should be 70 percent of the base salary of superior court judges, Carroll said.
"This way, the board wouldn't have to vote on their own salary," he said. "And taxpayers would kind of be protected from the board being able to make that call."
Under Tuesday's adopted management resolution, education incentives for degrees not required for employees' positions were restored as regular payments, not 401(k) retirement plan contributions, Carroll said.
Grau said that amounts to "pension spiking."
"The way it's done is you get an advanced degree and they pay you a certain percentage of your salary," which in turn increases your pension, he said. "The board appears to be in favor of increasing pension spiking and costs for taxpayers."
The resolution also restored paid leave counting as overtime, but to be paid at a lower rate, Carroll said.
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