Santa Barbara County Supervisors To Consider Giving Themselves Raises
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.