SAN BERNARDINO, CA — “On January 4th the SEBA Board of Directors unanimously endorsed and authorized SEBA Political Issues Committee to qualify and pass the San Bernardino County Elected Officials Pay Reduction Act. We are funding paid petition circulators who are gathering signatures at a record pace. This charter amendment establishes a part-time Board of Supervisors, reduces their pay and benefits commensurate with part-time status, and reduces their staff budgets from a total of $6 million to approximately $250,000 per office. It is our position that the Board of Supervisors has become a part-time body and should be compensated accordingly. Over the past two years they have met barely 50% of the time. They have delegated much of their constitutional duties to an unelected CEO. Their land use responsibilities are shrinking with annexations and incorporations. In these austere times, part-time work should result in part-time pay. This is a very popular charter amendment,” concluded President Leichliter.
What do you think?———–Paul Schrader