Madera County Supervisors Won’t Accept Automatic Pay Raise
Madera County Supervisors have decided to reject an automatic 1.4% pay raise, which would have bumped their annual salaries up from $71, 515 to $72, 516.
As in many other counties, Madera Supervisors’ salaries are tied to that of Superior Court Judges, who have received a 1.4% pay increase, retroactive July 1, 2013. The automatic hike has caused controversy in Fresno, where pay cuts for county employees have yet to be restored. As a result, Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas decided to give his extra cash back to the county.
Madera Supervisors decided to forego the pay raises during a closed session on December 10.
“Our board has an obligation to lead by example,” said board chair Max Rodriguez. “Finances remain tight and it’s simply not the right time.”
Read more about Madera Supervisors’ decision to forgo the pay raises here.