Supervisors trim Comp Board salary hike by 33 percent

Humboldt Co. Supervisors, from left: Erik Underberg, Sandy Loney and Rick Pedersen had varying views on the appropriate raises for county elected officials for 2023-24. After much discussion, the Board settled on an 11.39 percent raise for the county sheriff, 8.7 percent raises for the auditor, recorder, treasurer and county attorney, and 5 percent raises for the five supervisors, themselves.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to reduce the recommendations of the Humboldt County Compensation Board, but it was done with a whittling knife and not an axe.
After much discussion, the Board agreed to approve a reduction in the Comp Board’s recommendation of a 17 percent raise for the sheriff and 13 percent raises for all other elected officials.
On Monday, the Supervisors agreed to cut the raises down by 33 percent, to an increase of 11.39 percent for the sheriff and 8.7 percent for the county auditor, attorney, recorder and treasurer.
The Supervisors agreed to cut a little more from their own salary increases, taking a 38.5 percent reduction, to a 5 percent bump.
District 4 Supervisor Erik Underberg did not think the cuts went far enough, and voted against the proposal.

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