ORDINANCE NO. 22-1144

ORDINANCE NO. 22-114 4

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 2 OF PLUMAS COUNTY CODE

(SALARIES: ELECTED OFFICIALS)

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Plumas, State of California, ORDAINS as follows:

SECTION I. Section 5.204 of Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 2 of the Plumas County Code is amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2 SALARIES: ELECTED OFFICIALS

SECTION 2 – 5.204 District Attorney/Public Administrator

The salary of the District Attorney/Public Administrator shall be $150,987.20 as of May 24, 2022.

SECTION II. Operative Date: Effective Date: Publication: Codification

The Operative Date of this Ordinance is May 24, 2022.

The Ordinance shall become effective 30 days after its date of final adoption. There is no newspaper of general circulation published in Plumas County. Accordingly, the clerk of the board of supervisors shall post this ordinance in a prominent location at the board of supervisors’ chambers within 15-days after its adoption and it shall remain posted thereafter for at least one (1) week. In addition, the clerk of the board of supervisors shall post a copy of the full text of the ordinance and the names of those supervisors voting for and against the ordinance on the county’s Internet Web site. A certificate of the clerk of the board of supervisors shall be entered in the minutes of the board that the ordinance has been duly posted. Section I of this Ordinance shall be codified; the remainder shall be uncodified.

Introduced at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on the 24th day of May, 2022, and passed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Plumas, State of California, on the 14th day of June, 2022 by the following vote:

AYES: 5

NOES: 0

ABSTAIN: 0

ABSENT:0

ATTEST: Heidi White, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

Kevin Goss, Chair, Board of Supervisors

The District Attorney’s positions pay schedule is outdated and should be updated using the recommendations based on the base wage survey results. The attached Ordinance and Resolution is to seek the Board of Supervisors approval to increase the District Attorney pay schedule to $72.59 an hour. The District Attorney has requested to keep his position tied to the job classification of the County Counsel. This may be to abstract to do. Elected Officials do not receive benefits outside of the retirement, department head life insurance, and health insurance.

The recent increase to the Elected Officials pay rates included annual increases tied to the All Urban Consumer Price Index April to April results. This will provide an ongoing annual wage adjustment for the Elected Officials. With the current base wage recommendation for the District Attorney, the position will be making more than the County Counsel base wage.

Below are the recommendations for Plumas County’s pay schedule wage adjustments:

District Attorney’s Department #70301:

Job Classification          Current Wage      Proposed Wage

District Attorney                $53.27                  $72.59

Assistant DA                       $45.84                  $54.62

Deputy DA I                        $32.56                  $35.18

Deputy DA II                      $34.19                  $39.16

Deputy DA III                    $39.59                  $43.60

County Counsel’s Department #20080:

Job Classification                         Current Wage         Proposed Wage

Asst. County Counsel                       $43.70                      $55.44

Deputy County Counsel I                $33.10                      $36.08

Deputy County Counsel II               $34.78                     $40.22

Deputy County Counsel III              $40.26                    $45.24