The Placer County Board of Supervisors is asking the voters for a raise.
The county, which includes unincorporated areas of Roseville up to the state line with Nevada, has an annual budget of nearly $800 million, but its supervisors still get the same pay agreed to in 1993.
Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler explains why.
"Was in reaction to the Board of Supervisors back in 1990, having voted themselves a fairly substantial pay increase, the League of Placer County Taxpayers took exception with that," Uhler said.
Tuesday, after some discussion and revision, the board voted 5-0 to put the question to the voters. Uhler says the Supervisors have earned it.
"Recognition of the fact that Placer County has been an extremely well-managed county, even through the economic downturn -- in great economic shape with our reserves in good shape. So, quite frankly, we're asking our voters for a raise," he said.
If approved by the majority of Placer County voters in November, the raise would take supervisors from $30,000 to about $70,000 a year, which they say puts them in line with neighboring counties.