ESCOG Runs into Complaints of “Another Layer of Government”

The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments, representing Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Inyo and Mono counties, decided it would be a good idea to form a Joint Powers Agreement in order to have a “home” for grant funding. This move came up when the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Project landed a $600,000-plus grant through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. As a simple Council of Governments, the organization had to find an entity to manage the grant. It ended up in Mammoth Lakes.

Two of the entities have approved the JPA, Inyo County and Mammoth Lakes, but with a slim 3-2 margin. The concern expressed by members of both: “another layer of government.”

Bishop City Council will vote on the JPA Monday evening; it has yet to show up on Mono County Supervisors’ agendas.

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5 Responses to ESCOG Runs into Complaints of “Another Layer of Government”

  1. Clint Hilderbrand November 29, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    It is forward thinking if the JPA members can agree on anything positive.

  2. We're Here to Help November 27, 2019 at 7:19 am #

    I’m all for more layers of government: more layers = more bureaucratic delay = more chance government won’t screw things up.

  3. Tinner November 26, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    If it’s objective is to increase tourism but doesn’t create affordable housing, I’m against it.

  4. Paco November 26, 2019 at 8:21 am #

    “another layer of government.”

    Another empty-headed quote from Faux News zombies. Seriously, that’s their argument?

  5. Stein Eriksen's Hair November 25, 2019 at 7:58 am #

    The skier on the Mono County seal shreds!


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