Who Gets Paid What: Supervisors and Council Members in Inyo and Mono counties

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ pay raise raised the question: how much the Mono County Supervisors do the Mammoth Town Council and Bishop City Council members take home each month?

So, we (Sierra Wave) asked.

All four entities’ elected officials also hold representative membership on other boards, the Local Transportation Agency, Local Agency Formation Committee, etc. Their specific board meetings are only part of their jobs.

From the bottom (lowest paid) on up:

Bishop City Council members meet twice a month and take home $550 a month. They have the option of participating in the City employees’ benefit package, paying 10-percent of the health insurance premium.

Mammoth Town Council meet twice a month and take home $750 a month. The Town pays for Medicare ($131 annually), PARS Retirement ($180 annually) and medical insurance at $15,936 with the option of a plus one at $27,300.

Mono County Supervisors: The Board voted on its pay raise at the June 15 meeting. The chair will be paid $4,462 monthly, the other four members, $4,109. Supervisors Stacy Corless and Bob Gardner both declined their salaries. The County pays for the benefits.

Inyo County Supervisors voted on Tuesday at their June 15 meeting to pay themselves $6,005 a month, out of which comes employee benefits. Committees on which they also serve can be found at https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2021-01/CommitteeAppointments2021.pdf.

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Masked Locals
Masked Locals
1 year ago

Aren’t these the same people who always gripe and complain when the rank and file ask for a 1% or 2% cost of living raise? You know, not enough money in the budget for that, and by the way, pay more out of pocket for medical coverage. They can’t even… Read more »

Frankly speaking...
Frankly speaking...
1 year ago

Something not mentioned which should be is that three of the Inyo Supervisors on the current board are all former government employees with what are likely pretty good pensions and CalPers or federal employee benefits. Government jobs have been very lucrative for many of these politicians at the expense of… Read more »

sugarmags
sugarmags
1 year ago

More important to me is what they are doing now and are their duties and time commitments reasonable for the salary they are receiving. I don’t know how many hours a week they work to earn that salary and benefits.

Bishop local
Bishop local
1 year ago

@sugarmags and Frankly Speaking –

Right. Some of these guys seem awfully entitled to a very cushy taxpayer funded retirement, with not much to show for public service as long as far as I can tell. I’m not going to name names, they can defend their own record.

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 year ago

The question is – where is all this money coming from to give everyone raises? Could it be our fantastic Governor, telling the counties to tow the line on Covid, and the money would pour in?

bishop local
bishop local
1 year ago
Reply to  Mono Person

I think you should run for office to expose these types of deep state plots.

Fred Stump
Fred Stump
1 year ago

From the 6-15-21 Mono Board Agenda: Current salary of the Mono Board Chair $4462 per month. Proposed new salary for the Mono Board Chair $5202 (+$740) per month. Current Salary of the remaining Board members $4109 per month. Proposed new salary for remaining Board members $4792 (+$683) per month. Supervisors… Read more »

Deborah Murphy
Deborah Murphy
1 year ago

Maskless: If you really want to get down into the weeds, google California Supervisorial salaries. LA Supervisors are paid just over $272,000 and are responsible for a population above 10 million. Fresno Supes appear to serve with no compensation. Then ask yourself if you want to be represented by those… Read more »

Maskless Local
Maskless Local
1 year ago

The comparative is very revealing, it really demonstrates the greed of the Inyo County supervisors and on many levels is quite disgusting. So much for serving the electorate and a validation they are doing this for themselves lining their pockets with tax payer $$$.

Sami
Sami
1 year ago
Reply to  Maskless Local

72k per year isn’t exactly breaking the bank. There’s other county employees paid more than that. They’re being paid like full-time employees; the question is whether they’re working like it.

Run, Bishop, run!
Run, Bishop, run!
1 year ago
Reply to  Sami

You can view the ICBOS committee appointments here: (Editor’s note- the URL link posted was incorrect. Please see reply from Sierra Wave with the correct link.) It would be nice to know which supe sits on which commission…some may earn that salary more than others…. On a totally unrelated note,… Read more »

Charles James
1 year ago

Run, Bishop, run! The hyperlink in your Comment was incorrect. Here is the correct committee assignments link for the Inyo County Board of Supervisors: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2021-01/CommitteeAppointments2021.pdf Rick Pucci and Dan Totheroh are up next for reelection (if they choose to run) in 2022. Supervisors serve 4-year terms, unless of course they… Read more »

Run, Bishop, run!
Run, Bishop, run!
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles James

@ Charlies James, thanks for getting my back on that URL!

Charles James
1 year ago

You are welcome. We actually like it when readers, viewers and listeners help us out with leads and links to more information. It’s sometimes hard to provide everything some want to know about a story. We’re limited by time, space, and resources. Thank you for being a “contributor” rather than… Read more »