Mono County joined the Town of Mammoth Lakes in providing $100,000 to the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, providing a financial cushion to allow the non-profit to continue providing some services as it hopefully, corrects its cash-flow issues. The money will have no negative impact on the general fund, Mono’s Chief Administrative Office Bob Lawton explained. “It’s excess revenues,” Lawton said, “found” by Mono’s Director of Finance Janet Dutcher.
The vote was 4-1 with Jennifer Kreitz the in the minority. She wanted to hold off to see how
Inyo and Bishop voted.
According to Kate Morley, IMACA’s executive director, the organization’s controller left without
doing the billing necessary to keep IMACA functioning. Morley’s hope is to stabilize the
organization “so at some time, we can reorganize.” Morley agreed to transfer the ownership of
the Birch Creek condo in June Lake to the County. The emergency funding will provide some
breathing room for Morley to figure out what services can sustainably be provided by IMACA
and identify other agencies willing to assume responsibility for other services.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ March 8 agenda will include an item on providing
The majority of services provided by IMACA are in Inyo County. Here’s a rough breakdown
provided by Morley:
Preschool enrollment: Inyo 60; Mono 34
Energy Assistance: 232 households in Inyo; 76 in Mono from January thru September, 2021
Food Program: 250 households per month in Inyo; 150 in Mono
The 94 people served with housing/homeless services weren’t broken down by County.