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Santa Barbara County Supervisors To Consider Giving Themselves Raises

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Some of Santa Barbara County’s top officials could be getting a pay increase.  Santa Barbara County Supervisors are set to consider giving themselves a 3% pay increase, as well as a hike in health benefits.

The increase is based on a formula set up by a citizens committee in 2015, which was intended to take away the conflict of interest created by supervisors setting their own salaries. 

The plan developed by the committee recommends that cost-of-living increases for supervisors be linked to the consumer price index for the Los Angeles-Long-Beach-Orange County area.

The recommended 5.3% hike in health benefits is the same amount received by all county employees.  County Supervisors will consider the hikes when they meet Tuesday.