Supervisors trim their own pay… a little

At the close of their budget hearing the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to cut the overall county budget by around 18% and to cut their own pay, and that of executive managers, by a LARGELY SYMBOLIC 5%.

Total Buzz has a story up now and we will comment later tonight or tomorrow, but we wanted to give you a heads-up.

From Jennifer Muir at TotalBuzz Blog:

In a symbolic gesture capping hearings about “one of the most difficult budgets” in years, county supervisors just voted to cut their own pay — and salaries for other elected officials and more than 100 county executives — by five percent.

Read more here.

Guess its better than nothing, right?

  2 comments for “Supervisors trim their own pay… a little

  1. jannie in the wings
    June 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Chris must be so proud of Janet Nguyen right now.

  2. June 12, 2009 at 8:14 am

    No pride here. While 5% is a nice gesture, it is nowhere close to what should have been done.

    How about the executives be give the same furloughs? Or maybe a cut that gets closer to the 18% in overall cuts? Or each Supervisor could cut their personal staffing levels by one person.

    These real responses to the budget problems would make me proud. Since I doubt the Board will take these steps, all I can say is that this 5% reductiin is better than, albeit close to, nothing.

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