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Amador County Sheriff And DA To Receive Pay Increases

Amador County Sheriff And DA To Receive Pay Increases

Both the Amador County Sheriff and District Attorney will be receiving pay increases. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Amador County Board of Supervisors, the board agreed to a request from Sheriff Martin Ryan and DA Todd Reibe to increase pay for both positions. Under the current county pay structure both positions make less than their subordinates, with the Sheriff making less than both the Under-Sheriff and three Sheriff Captains, while the DA makes less than both his Chief Investigator and Chief Deputy DA. The proposed increase would pay the sheriff 5% more than the Under-Sheriff currently makes or an increase from $130,000 to $152,000 per year and the DA would see a pay increase from $136,000 to $152,000 per year. In other business, the board approved a package of new development regulations that were agreed to in a settlement with the Foothill Conservancy, which had sued to block the adoption of the county’s general plan. The new regulations include new safety requirements on housing developments in wild land fire areas and require economic impact studies on any new commercial building larger than 5,000 square feet in size. Supervisor Brian Oneto was the lone vote against the new rules. The board also adopted the county final budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and directed county staff to gather information for the creation of a new economic development coordination position for the county.

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