June 13, 2023 — Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Documented by Dani Huerta
What happened: At their Tuesday meeting, the Tulare County Supervisors approved pay increases ranging from 2% to 5% for unrepresented county employees in specified bargaining units, as well as other benefits.
The salary increases do not apply to county elected officials and the Board of Supervisors.
Additional benefits include: increases in bilingual pay from 50 cents per hour to 63 cents per hour, the county’s matching contribution in the deferred compensation program will rise from $2,000 to $2,250, and employees enrolled in a San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority health plan will get an additional county contribution of $25 per pay period.
And also: The supervisors received an update on road projects that were recently completed through the county’s Resource Management Agency (RMA) and learned that there is an estimated 19 years of backlogged bridge projects awaiting funding.
RMA Director Reed Schenke gave the presentation, which showed the county has incurred more than $2o million in construction costs this year so far with a projected revenue for the fiscal year of $64.6 million.
He said that the Teapot Dome Avenue rehabilitation project, overhead flashing beacons safety project and 2022 slurry seal program have been completed.
Up next: The Tulare County Supervisors will meet again on June 27 at 9 a.m.