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Adopted in 2007, Ordinance 1825 established the salary for members of the Merced County Board of Supervisors. Wages for Board members are set at 54.2 percent of Merced County Superior Court Judges’ salaries (Merced County is a subdivision of the State). The Chair of the Board receives an additional $400 a month for the increased workload associated with the position. Ordinance 1825 keeps Board member salaries in line with neighboring counties while removing the need for the Board to vote on its own salary increases when the cost of living goes up. Board members do not receive additional expense allowances.