Well April is almost here and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has yet to hold formal budget hearings on any plan on solving a projected shortfall of more than $90 million for the fiscal year commencing July 1.
The county is reportedly wanting all employee unions to cancel all negotiated salary increases including last years deferrals in order to fill more than $30 million of the projected deficit. The move, if agreed to, would wipe out all previously negotiated wage increases and would most likely mean county employees would see no raises for at least a five to six year period.
Inflation in medical and dental premiums will eventually erode net take-home pay.
It is rumored that county public safety personnel are currently unlikely to agree to any wage concessions.