Legislation would ban single term limits and salary restrictions for county supervisors
Last November, San Bernardino County voters passed Measure K, which restricts county supervisors to a single term in office and limits their compensation to $5,000 per month. Soon, the state could step in and prevent controversial legislation like that from ever happening again.
AB 428, sponsored by Assemblyman Chad Mayes, would ensure that all county supervisors in California be eligible for at least two terms. It also specifies that compensation will be set by county officers, including the Board of Supervisors.
Sen. Connie Leyva has expressed concerns that AB 428 looks like a ploy to interfere with San Bernardino voters’ wishes through Measure K. Mayes disputes that. He has amended his bill to make clear it is not retroactive.
The fight over Measure K in San Bernardino has now been thrust into the courts. The Board of Supervisors is challenging the ballot measure’s legality. A hearing in the case took place Friday.
Read more about the debate over supervisor compensation and term limits and AB 428 at Voice of OC.