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Week in Review : MAJOR EVENTS, IMAGES AND PEOPLE IN ORANGE COUNTY NEWS : MISCELLANY/ NEWSMAKERS AND MILESTONES

July 13, 1986|Week in Review stories compiled by staff writers Gary Jarlson, Jerry Hicks and Jody Becker

The county Board of Supervisors, in an effort to bring salaries in line with comparable positions statewide, approved pay raises averaging 7% for top county executives and elected officials.

The biggest percentage raises went to Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates (11.4%), who now will earn $88,026, and William A. Baker, the Community Services Agency director (11.6%.), who will get $65,832.

The highest paid county executive is now County Administrative Officer Larry Parrish (who got a 10% hike), and now earns $99,008. Parrish, who is in his first year on the job, also got a $5,000 performance bonus from the supervisors.

The next highest paid executives are County Counsel Adrian Kuyper and Dist. Atty. Cecil Hicks, who each got a 7% raise to put them at $94,203. Other salaries include County Clerk Gary Granville (8% raise) at $61,568 and Health Care Agency director Tom Uram (7%) at $85,613.

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