Press Democrat: Rising pay for Sonoma County Board of Supervisors at issue in labor standoff

As Sonoma County and its largest labor union square off over compensation, pay for members of the Board of Supervisors has soared 45 percent over the past 10 years. The increase puts the board among the most well-compensated in the state, ahead of counterparts in many larger jurisdictions, an analysis shows.

As of July 1, supervisors received base pay of $141,780 a year plus other earnings, pushing their total pay to almost $160,000. The latest raise added up to a more than $5,000 increase from supervisors’ base earnings in 2014, thanks to a formula that tethers their salaries to 75 percent of what state superior court judges earn.

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