Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2012 03:49:41 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved placing an initiative on the November ballot that would cut their pay by more than two-thirds.

The Supervisors, who approved the item without discussion, did not have the option of denying its placement on the ballot, county spokesman David Wert said.

“Their only options under the law were to place the item on the ballot, or direct that a study of the initiative be conducted, after which they would still have to place it on the ballot,” Wert said in an email.

“They did not have the option to keep it off the ballot, delay it, or change it.”

The proposal would reduce each supervisor’s compensation from $200,000 to $60,000 as well as cap their individual staff budgets at $250,000.

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