Panel deadlocks over California officials’ salary cuts |

Panel deadlocks over California officials’ salary cuts

SACRAMENTO ” A state commission has deadlocked over whether to cut the salaries of California’s elected officials by 10 percent.

The California Citizens Compensation Commission voted 3-1 Wednesday to approve the reduction, but the motion failed because at least four yes votes were needed to pass it.

William Feyling, a carpenter’s union official, cast the no vote. He said he was willing to accept up to a 5 percent cut for the state’s eight constitutional officers, the four members of the tax-collecting Board of Equalization and the 120 members of the Legislature.

Commission chairman Charles Murray said he would call another meeting once the governor appoints new members to the panel.

The seven-member panel appointed by the governor has had three vacancies since the end of last year.

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