Progress in Inyo County

It has been a true honor to serve as your Inyo County Supervisor. I am proud of the team of dedicated staff and fellow supervisors that I serve with. I believe that Inyo County government should be respectful, transparent, and truly listen to the citizens. We must also be fiscally responsible and creative to provide services in a time of flat revenues. I take my job of serving you seriously and work hard to find intelligent solutions to difficult issues.

 

  • Fiscal Responsibility – We have worked hard to maintain or increase services in challenging economic times. Inyo County has fewer employees, with no lay-offs, than four years ago. Inyo County is doing more with less! We have also been able to complete the new animal shelter and agriculture services buildings.
  • Inclusiveness – This Board of Supervisors has addressed controversial issues in a way that takes into account all points of view and looks for consensus. As these issues come up in the future, I will look for solutions that bring our community together and not divide it.
  • Regional Collaboration – Through the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments and the Inyo Bishop Liaison committee we are partnering with our neighbors to address issues regarding reliable air service, broadband Internet, solid waste, and tourism and recreation.
  • Economic Development – Over the last four years we have completed Digital 395 and brought in federal dollars for critical repairs to the Bishop airport. Next we must work towards completing the final mile Internet fiber to homes and businesses, and complete the upgrades at the airport.
  • Strong Hand with LADWP – Last spring we stopped LA from cutting off irrigation to our ranchers. We must insist that LA live up to their obligations under the Long Term Water Agreement and stop harming the Owens valley’s economy and environment.
  • Improving Juvenile Justice – As the number of kids in Juvenile Hall has dropped, we are working with the community to better use tax dollars to serve these children as well as provide after school arts, recreation, and tutoring and Friday and Saturday open gyms to all kids in Inyo County.IMG_0393

 

 

 

 

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