Mono County Approves $100,000 Assistance to IMACA

 

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
support.

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.

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Vaguely
Vaguely
6 months ago

If it was “excess revenue” that was “found” then it should be returned to those who apparently have been overtaxed and underserved.

David Dennison
David Dennison
6 months ago
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Vaguely

So if the County “found” excess revenue,and then to use on a program that is helping others that are in need,maybe suffering,do you suggest a stimulus check sent out to employed tax payers and business’ ?
God forbid,use it to give IMACA a helping hand.

Mono Person
Mono Person
7 months ago

This whole thing sounds a little fishy….as a small business owner- it’s called a budget…

mono resident
mono resident
7 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

I strongly suggest you learn something about the situation before you spew your nauseating misinformation. And yeah – I do know who you are.

Mono Person
Mono Person
7 months ago
Reply to  mono resident

So what is the misinformation? Put it out there. And please come talk to my face anytime.

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