Lake County News, CA – Supervisors consider giving themselves a big raise, accepting park ownership and donating money

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Supervisors this week will discuss giving themselves a hefty 38% raise, the latest in a series of multimillion-dollar pay increases the county used a 2019 study to justify, and will consider also to formally accept hundreds of acres of land and money for a new park in Clearlake Oaks.

The‌ ‌board will meet from ‌at‌ ‌9‌ ‌am. ‌Tuesday, Nov. 1, in council chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.

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In an untimed point, the council will consider raising the salaries of its members. These are the latest employee increases resulting from the 2019 classification and compensation study, which led the board to approve increases of $21 million during the pandemic.

County Administrative Officer Susan Parker’s report said council salaries remained frozen when the other raises were granted. The annual salary for a supervisor is now $63,714, with the president receiving an additional $2,400.

Parker said that prior to the implementation of the classification and compensation study, salaries for supervisors were set at 60% of the average for elected department heads. If implemented now, their salaries would increase by 37%, to $87,573.60.

“To mitigate the appearance of a conflict of your board approving raises for itself,” Parker said, staff recommends setting supervisor salaries at 38.6% of court judges’ salaries. higher, which as of July 1 totaled $229,125 per year.

This would bring board salaries to $88,483.20 per year, a 38.8% increase over the current salary level, with the chairman receiving an additional 5%, or $4,472.

Parker said that would increase supervisor payroll expenses from $323,832 to $449,750 per year, or $125,918 per year without benefits.

In another untimed item, the board will consider a resolution accepting a bequest to the county from the John T. Klaus 1994 Trust.

The request includes 620 acres in Clearlake Oaks to be used as a public park as well as ‘considerable proceeds’ from the sale of additional properties to be distributed to the Lake County Utilities, Parks and Recreation Division, according to the staff report. of County Counsel Anita Grant.

The full agenda follows.


5.1: Approve purchase order for Heritage Oaks Hospital for acute psychiatric hospitalization and professional services associated with acute psychiatric hospitalizations in the amount of $19,159 and authorize the department head to sign.

5.2: Adopt a proclamation congratulating Lori Garzoli, Child Support Supervisor.

5.3: Waive the formal tender requirement and authorize the IT Director to issue a purchase order to Dell Marketing LP for Microsoft Server 2022 licenses.

5.4: Approve the contract between Lake County and Brain Learning Psychological Corp. for learning disability testing and assessment services in the amount of $45,000 from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, and authorize the President to sign.


6.2, 9:07 a.m.: Presentation of proclamation congratulating Lori Garzoli, Child Support Supervisor.

6.3, 9:15 a.m.: a) Consideration of adding a fire district headquarters to the cannabis working group; and b) consider joining the new Fire Marshal Forum and direct staff to attend.


7.2: Consideration to amend Section 2-3A.1 of Article I, Chapter 2 of the Lake County Code, Board of Supervisors Remuneration.

7.3: Consideration of a memorandum of understanding between Lake County and Partnership HealthPlan of California for the Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program for fiscal years 2022-23 through 2027-28 in the amount of $4,174 $059 and authorize the Director of Behavioral Health Services to sign.

7.4: Review of the proposed calendar of regular meetings of the Supervisory Board for 2023.

7.5: Review of updated 2022 committee assignments for Supervisory Board members.

7.6: Consideration of a resolution accepting the bequest of real estate and funds from the John T. Klaus 1994 Trust to Lake County.

7.7: Consideration of an amendment to the Lake County COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Site Protocol.

7.8: Consideration of authorizing the Utilities Manager/Assistant Purchasing Officer to sign a purchase order to Peterson CAT for a Caterpillar 2022 826K Landfill Compactor at Eastlake Landfill for an amount not to exceed $1,189,752 $.32.

7.9: a) Consideration of a framework agreement between the administering agency and the State for federal assistance projects; and b) consideration of a resolution authorizing the director of public works to approve supplements to the framework agreement.

7.10: Consideration of appointment to the Risk Mitigation Planning Committee.


8.1: Consideration of the following assessment appeal request: No. 58-2020 Lakeport Post Acute.

8.2: Pursue the following evaluation call requests at the Supervisory Board meeting of May 2, 2023: n° 60-2020, 61-2020, 62-2020, 20-2021, 21-2021 H&S Energy.


9.1: Conference with legal counsel: Dispute existing under s. 54956.9(d)(1) – Sabalone v. Lake County.

9.2: Conference with legal counsel: existing dispute pursuant to Art. 5456.9(d)(1) – Flesch v. Lake County.

9.3: Conference with a legal adviser: existing dispute in accordance with art. 5456.9(d)(1) – Town of Clearlake v. Lake County, et al.

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