San Bernardino County sues to stop newly approved Measure K, which cuts supervisor salaries to $60,000 from $242,000

This is why voters hate to vote and have no trust of government.  On November 3, by a two to one margin the people of San Bernardino cut the pay of Supervisors to $60,000 a year, including benefits and termed them out after one, four year term

Now the Board is taking the voters to court, saying it is not fair.  Seriously!!  Instead of accepting the vote, using tax dollars, they are suing the voters and taxpayers of their county.

“San Bernardino County is suing to stop a voter-approved measure that would slash county supervisors’ pay and limit them to only one term in office.

Measure K passed with a ratio of more than 2-to-1 in Nov. 3 election results that were certified this week. It promised to cut each of the five county supervisors’ total compensation — pay and benefits combined — to $60,000 and limit them to a single term in office.

That is a cut from $242,000 a year, including benefits!!  That is why the people revolted.  Why vote if the politicians go to court to overturn your decisions?

San Bernardino County sues to stop newly approved Measure K, which cuts supervisor salaries

  • Ryan Hagen, Press Enterprise,  12/4/20 

San Bernardino County is suing to stop a voter-approved measure that would slash county supervisors’ pay and limit them to only one term in office.

Measure K passed with a ratio of more than 2-to-1 in Nov. 3 election results that were certified this week. It promised to cut each of the five county supervisors’ total compensation — pay and benefits combined — to $60,000 and limit them to a single term in office.

Based on the language of the measure, the pay cut — from a minimum of $242,000 in pay and benefits that each supervisor makes now — could become effective as early as the certification of the election. A hearing on the case is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7.

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Comments

  1. Rico Lagattuta says

    I hope this is just the start of a big movement in California and all other states. San Bernadino’ s Measure K should be the standard for all City Council members as well as County Supervsors,. House Representative members, Federal State Senators, State State Senators and Assembly men. In short, all ellected people!

  2. It has always been amazing to watch the Democrats continue to increase pay for their “Boys”.

    The average Supervisor spends less than 40% of their time on government business and the rest to raise votes and secure Democrat majorityies.

    Of that 40% their staff personnel do mos of the work. Bothe former Supervisor Carbajal (now Representative Carbajal (Santa Barbara County) and current 1st Dist. Sup. Das Williams have stated they often do not looke at agendas before them until Monday the day before the Santa Barbara County meetings on Tuesdays.

    There you go so this action by the voters down south is indicative o of the fraud the Democrats have forced on the taxpayers throughout the State.

  3. Dr. W. Trent Saxton says

    No, let California Democrats suffer the benefits of Socialism, BLM, Social Justice, Taxes, Government Nanny state and the LGBTQ plague. Let them eat each other when the regulatory agencies have done their job on the ranchers and farmers of this state. When you allow illegals to vote themselves a paycheck, you have committed suicide and Democrats deserve all the pain. Republicans are leaving…and you know this is true. California is imploding…let it.

  4. The last person here is sure gonna’ have a helluva’ tax bill. I don’t believe the good people of San Bernardino County have gone far enough. They should charge these fine examples of the human race to work in San Bernardino County as a Supervisor.

  5. Anthony Halby says

    What this should lead to is a part-time board. Let them go out and have real jobs so they understand what the laws they pass do to the population.

  6. I have no idea the politics of the judge who may hear this. But I can guess. However, if the proposition was legitimately put on the ballot, and legitimately won in the election, then any judge who might find it to be unlawful will face the voters who will be armed with pitchforks and lighted broom handles, and will most likely need to flee for his/her life.

  7. The worst part is that these sorry arsed professional poli-ticks believe the tax payers work for them, not the other way around.

  8. Fred Wolfstar-Lenhart says

    Just another example where the VOTE no longer matters… Those in Government no longer are there to SERVE the People or the Community for which they live, or were chosen to represent. GREED is all that matters.

  9. Sick of SBCO & RC politics says

    I do not understand, how is it possible for the BOS to use tax dollars.to sue the tax payers / voters. If they wish to sue us, they should have to use their own personal financial resources.

    The special interest groups that at fund their (The BOS) campaign and PAC funds, such as the Rancho Cucamonga Professional Fire Fighters Association, (Rancho Cucamonga Fire protection District) that want to keep these hand picked trolls in office, can use part of the $50+ Million they have banked, to fight the bill.

    They, the BOS and supporters, are suing US, THE TAX PAYERS, for personal financial gain and to overturn a new law that was passed by a landslide.

    The bottom line is this, THE PEOPLE SPOKE WITH THEIR VOTE, ONLY THE PEOPLES VOTE SHOULD BE ABLE TO OVERTURN IT.

  10. These supervisors consider their pay and benefits as written in stone somewhere in the Book of Who. I know most of these supervisors. They are arrogant children who think that that there judgements are even higher than the Supreme court.

    The San Bernardino BOS has long participated in the corruption machine that was known in the beginning as SANBAG. A “Regional ” government that operates with a phony board comprised of the supervisors and one representative from each city in the county. Each city council votes who among them will be the Board member from that city.

    All of these people get paid for each and every one of the meetings they attend among other perks like taking credit for any SANBAG projects in their city or district. In the newspaper you see them at ground breaking ceremonies wearing hard hats and one foot on a shovel. Glory to me. Re-elect me.

    This measure K thing is great ,The part about the the supervisors suing the take payers using tax payer dollars really hurts. Politicians in cities use tax payer money to push their own ballot measures through something called a consultant. It happens frequently here in my city.

    If you don’t obey, they send trash trucks with a front loading bucket out to your little protest to scrape you off the street. Don’t eat soylent green – It’s people.

  11. Keith Vaughn says

    These are the same San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors that pander to leftist / marxist community activists in San Bernardino County that successfully lobbied them to change the County Charter to include: “Systemic Racism is an urgent Public Health Crisis” and added the cultural marxist and RACIST EQUITY vs Equality modeling into the amended County Charter, promising NOT Equal treatment under the law but EQUITY INDEXING and Ethic, Gender, Sexual Preference in the County’s HIRING, PROMOTION and Resource Allocations.

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