Salary hike on Lane County Board of Commissioners’ agenda
A possible salary increase is on Tuesday’s agenda for the Lane County Board of Commissioners. The pay bump would be for commissioners as well as several high profile positions.
The proposed increase would be nearly 30% for commissioners.
Lane County spokesperson Devon Ashbridge told KLCC that the Elected Officials Compensation Board meets every year after a general election to review current salary levels, and this is their recommendation based on comparisons with five similar Oregon counties: Clackamas, Washington, Deschutes, Marion and Jackson.
“They look at those to see are we in line with or are we far out of whack with those comparator counties, and the attempt is to create some consistency,” said Ashbridge.
Any pay hike for the commissioners would take effect in 2025, following the next general election. Pay raises for the other positions would be effective retroactively to July of this year.
Besides commissioners, pay increases for Lane County’s sheriff, District Attorney, assessor, and Justice of the Peace will also be deliberated, based largely on market adjustment review.
If approved, the total increase in salaries for the next three fiscal year budgets through 2026 would come to just under $360,000, according to a staff analysis prepared for the commissioners.