In voting to abandon the pending pay raise for supervisors, Goodspeed said the action was a matter of principle.
"The economic crises we are currently experiencing is second to only the Great Depression," Goodspeed said. "I have a hard time saying to the department heads thanks for the cuts - now support our pay raise."
Geraghty said that the total amount saved by axing the supervisors' pay hike will be only $13,100, but is an important, symbolic move.
Officials reiterated their opposition to use of the County reserve funds to offset falling revenue, stating that the amount currently available is far below where it should be.
"We made some real gains today," Geraghty said. "I am confident that we will get to where we need to be."