UPDATE: On June 11, in the Original Post, reporter Deb Murphy wrote– “…the Inyo Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to bump their salaries by 26-percent, up from $57,180 to $72,060 annually.”
June 15, 2021–Procedurally, the Inyo Board of Supervisors approves ordinances twice. So, Tuesday, they verified their 4-1 vote to give themselves a $14,880 annual pay raise with Jeff Griffiths the sole “no” vote.
“I’m voting yes in deference to the process,” said District 4 Supervisor Jennifer Roeser, “but I’ll decline my salary for a year and ask Jeff to do the same.”
Griffiths wouldn’t agree to the suggestion, explaining he donates a significant portion of his salary to local organizations. Roeser agreed to do the same.
As Board chairman, Griffiths introduced the timed item explaining he was still uncomfortable voting to increase his salary.
In defense of the pay hike, Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley said he was “happy to talk to his constituents about how hard I work.”