Amador Supes Hire Sixteen New Public Safety Officers With Help From The New Buena Vista Casino

Amador Supes Hire Sixteen New Public Safety Officers With Help From The New Buena Vista Casino

The Amador Board of Supervisors have approved the hiring of sixteen new public safety officers with funding provided by the new Buena Vista Casino. Under the intergovernmental agreement between the Buena Vista Band and Amador County, the now-under-construction casino will provide 2.6 million dollars annually for law enforcement. The supervisors approved a variety of new positions with the funding, including six new sheriff deputies, two new assistant district attorneys and two new DA investigators, as well as an additional probation officer. The positions are expected to be filled by the time the casino opens in April. The supervisors also approved a measure to freeze their own salaries in place. Currently the supervisors make $61,000 per year, determined as 35% of what a superior court judge is paid. The change came in reaction to the recently released grand jury report, which suggested that more maintenance of the county’s roads could be paid for if the salaries of the supervisors were reduced. The board also held discussions on the possible future uses of its property on Wicklow Way, including a homeless shelter and the possible hiring of an economic development director, but did not take action on either item.

Written by KVGC Staff

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