Taking a cue from their brethren and sistren in Delaware, Los Angeles County judges have volunteered to give up one day’s pay per month, as other court employees deal with involuntary salary cuts.
The judges are each giving up around $688 each month, saving the County $3 million a year. Under the state constitution, judicial officers’ salaries cannot be reduced during their term.
All but seven of the court’s 430 judges are participating.
Los Angeles County courthouses will close this Wednesday, part of a cost-cutting plan.