Back in 2009, the Linn County Board of Supervisors, under public pressure after a successful countywide vote to enlarge the board, cut its pay so the new five-member board would not cost so much more than a three-member board.
John Harris, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, now says the job of supervisor is a full-time one and always has been, and as a result, he says a majority of the elected supervisors want to return their pay to that of full-time employees with salaries equal to the elected county auditor, treasurer and recorder.
“It’s not a part-time job,” Harris told the Linn County Compensation Board this week.
He asked the Compensation Board to voice support for the supervisors, who make final decisions on salaries, to be paid as full-time employees, which the board did.
Do you agree with the idea? Should Linn County supervisors be returned to full-time status?