EL CENTRO â€“ 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.
â€œThe pay increase is enough. I know the reason it was proposed was because that is what the county employees received,â€ said Ryan E. Kelley, D-4 Board of Supervisors. â€œI donâ€™t feel comfortable receiving the additional monies.â€
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.