Supes Turn Down Compensation Payment

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(L-R) John R. Renison, Michael W. Kelley, Ryan E. Kelley, Maria Luisa McNish, Jesus "Jack" Terrazas and Ramond "Ray" Castillo during the recognition of county employees who reached a milestone anniversary in the month of October.
(L-R) John R. Renison, Michael W. Kelley, Ryan E. Kelley, Maria Luisa McNish, Jesus “Jack” Terrazas and Ramond “Ray” Castillo during the recognition of county employees who reached a milestone anniversary in the month of October.

EL CENTRO – A salary wage increase and a one-time compensation payment for the Board of Supervisors was presented during the regular board meeting Tuesday morning.

The proposed 2.5% salary wage adjustment was approved and will take effect on January 1, 2016, however the one-time payment equivalent to a 2.5% of the annual base pay was turned down with supervisors voting 5-0 in favor.

“The pay increase is enough. I know the reason it was proposed was because that is what the county employees received,” said Ryan E. Kelley, D-4 Board of Supervisors. “I don’t feel comfortable receiving the additional monies.”

In addition, 38 county employees were recognized for reaching a Milestone Anniversary in the month of October during the regular board meeting Tuesday morning. Maria Luisa McNish successfully achieved 35 years of employment at the Behavioral Health.