Tehama County Salaries of County Supervisors, Measure B (November 2008)
If Measure B had been approved, it would have authorized the Tehama County grand jury to recommend how much supervisors should be paid. Under the county's charter, supervisors have been paid $12,540 annually since 1988.
In the wake of Measure B's defeat, the 2008-2009 Tehama County Grand Jury issued a report in which it said that drafts of ballot measures should be referred to an agency outside of the Tehama County Board of Supervisors for impartial analysis.
The Tehama County Board of Supervisors responded that it believes that the Tehama County Counsel is qualified to prepare impartial analyses of ballot measures and proposed county ordinances.
The Grand Jury's belief that the county is not up to the task stems from the ballot language that the county prepared to describe Measure B. In the view of the Grand Jury, the official ballot explanation and summary of Measure B did not make it clear that if Measure B was approved, future salary changes could be made by a grand jury, without an additional ballot measure.