They did get the 3 percent "cost-of-living" pay increase that all county workers got last July and will be in line for another cost-of-living hike in five months.
Supervisors also could have given themselves a 10 percent raise because their salary is supposed to be 60 percent of what Superior Court judges make.
If that 8-year-old formula had been applied, supervisors' annual pay would have been boosted from $97,739 to $107,000.
The political timing for giving themselves a big raise couldn't be much worse. Many Marin taxpayers have either lost their jobs or worry about holding onto them as the economy worsens.
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