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Sheriff Youngblood calls 18 percent salary increase a "band aid" doesn't address longterm issues

Posted at 4:35 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 02:31:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to the Kern County Board of Supervisors, they have approved an 18 percent salary increase for entry level deputies. A step in the right direction for Sheriff Donny Youngblood but still doesn't address long term concerns with recruitment and retention.