Mono Supervisors answer post-election FAQ

Letter from Mono County Board of Supervisors:

Larry Johnston – District One; Fred Stump – District Two; Tim Alpers – District Three; Tim Fesko – District Four; Stacy Corless – District Five

Dear Mono County Community:

During the time since the presidential election concluded, we have heard concerns from community members regarding the possible changes the new administration has discussed, the impacts to County programs and services from those potential changes and, the resulting impacts to individuals and families.

We have put together the following frequently asked questions and answers to address some of these concerns and to provide you with links to departments that will have up-to-date information regarding Mono County services and programs.

Please remember that as of right now, there is much we do not know.

1. What will happen to my health insurance? There are no changes to benefits or health insurance coverage at this time.

Current clients of health and social service programs will continue to receive the benefits they are eligible to receive, and individuals and families who may be eligible for assistance should still apply.

2. Will the Sheriff deport me or my family? The Mono County Sheriff’s Office will not become an enforcer of federal immigration laws.

3. Will my confidential information be given to immigration? We continue our commitment to the laws that govern the confidentiality of individuals’ medical and personal information; all departments that have any individual’s medical or personal information will continue to follow these laws.

4. If there are changes at the federal level, when will they take effect? Federal changes are not likely to happen without warning.

5. How will I know about these changes if and when they occur? All Mono County departments that may be affected by changes at the federal level will share information they receive with the community as soon as it becomes available.

We do know that our community makes Mono County a special place to live and our people are diverse, hardworking, and dedicated.

We know that, like all communities, some members are more vulnerable to potential changes than others.

And, we do know that Mono County’s service delivery staff is dedicated to providing you with accurate, up to date information as we know it.

Our Mono County Board of Supervisors and staff are here to provide a safety net for all of our citizens.

If you need a safe place to get information, ask questions or seek support, please do not hesitate to contact us at 760/932-5414.


13 Responses to Mono Supervisors answer post-election FAQ

  1. John Harris Jr December 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Nothing is going to change until someone cracks down on almost all the sub contractors getting away with hiring illegals. A blind man can see what is really going on. Especially on all those four thousand square foot homes popping up every where in Mammoth.

    • Charles O. Jones December 19, 2016 at 9:45 am #

      Excellent point.

      They come here to work and to try to provide better lives for their families. If I were in their position I would do the same. And remember, behind every undocumented worker is an employer that is willing to illegally hire them. So why is it that DT and his supporters rarely mention the employers when they talk about “illegals”? The employers are just as “illegal” as the workers are. The employers are the ones providing a major incentive for undocumented workers to come here in the first place. Yet you hardly ever hear a peep about the employers. I suppose DT wouldn’t have rallied as much support from the angry voters if he’d been honest and discussed the larger half of the issue – the illegal employers.

      Our government, both political parties and many many employers have all conveniently looked the other way at undocumented workers for decades now. Yet DT and many of his rabid supporters want to blame it all on the workers? Immigration reform is needed, but to blame our current situation entirely on the workers is very unfair. Where is the accountability? We’ve collectively created the mess we’re in and we should collectively come up with reasonable and practical ways to address it. Mass deportations and breaking up families that have lived here for decades is neither reasonable nor practical.

  2. Low Inyo December 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    BobK…….you tell me…..did you see it coming,that clown becoming (your) President-elect ?..we’ll see how happy you are in 3 1/2 years…..or less,depending on if he does really stupid things and gets booted out of office…we’ll see how “his base” reacts when there’s no wall built….no ending of crime….no deportation forces combing the streets for illegals….no changing Amendments…..among lots of other things he “promised” to you,but will not deliver….what this has done,and showed the World, the dumbing-down of America is now complete…just like the rest of the World was saying would happen….they were right….

  3. BobK December 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    Lo Inyo…I sure do like your predictions….They are usually wrong!

  4. BobK December 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    I think that you are the Whiner Charles O. The liberals lost, you lost…Quit whining!

    • Charles O. Jones December 16, 2016 at 10:20 am #

      Well I was praising our state. But maybe you’re right, maybe I have been whining on occasion. While I have never been a fan of HRC, I clearly viewed her as the lesser of evils. The thought of a salesman like DT, willing to say or do anything, regardless of truth, to get to the Whitehouse, was unpalatable to me. I thought we were smart enough to see through such BS. Or maybe enough voters hated HRC so much that a professional con-man seemed like the better alternative. Regardless of how or why, I didn’t see it coming. Oh well, it’s not the first time I’ve been wrong, and it certainly won’t be the last time either.

      That aside, can you imagine what would happening now if the tables were turned? Be honest, how do you think DT would handle winning the popular vote but losing the EC, and then finding out that a foreign power may have tried to tamper with the course of the election? Do you think for a moment that he would just accept his loss and quit whining?

      But at the end of the day, DT is going to be President. I hope he’s capable of stepping up to the challenge and working at uniting a fractured nation. He’s already backed down significantly on much of the hostile rhetoric he rallied angry voters with. So we’ll have to see what comes out in the wash.

  5. Mono local December 14, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Charles O you know that’s because of this sorry state and New York. The electoral college is the only way for it to be fair. Every one is so worried about trump and look at the state of our great country. The past 8 years have darn near put us past the point of no return. If you are here illegally then do something about it Obama care has been a complet failure whit costs going through the roof !!!

    • Low Inyo December 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

      Mono Local……you’ve been watching too much FOX NEWS and their lies… “Obamacare” went up $13 a month….not the 77% increase the left had lied about during the election process….and another thing,by the time trump is out of office….4 years max…..the “state of our Country” will be begging for 2008-2016 again….

      • Low Inyo December 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

        oppps….I mean what the RIGHT was lying about….

    • Charles O. Jones December 15, 2016 at 9:19 am #

      @Mono local,
      The country is much better off today than it was in 2007. And actually I’m quite proud of or state. We’ve led the way for decades and we’ll continue to do so in to the future. Our state’s economy is an engine that carries a large portion of our nation. But why sit here an whine? if you find CA so “sorry” – perhaps you’d be happier elsewhere. The country is a big one.

  6. Low Inyo December 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Todd….boy,do you got that rant wrong….do you think for a minute INYO County is going to start up “deportation forces”,combing the streets of our little towns and arresting…and deporting illegal immigrants ?….gimme a break…’s just ANOTHER thing trump is drawing back on,now that he was elected….same with the “wall”….no wall… end of Obamacare….no Hillary going to jail….no “draining the swamp”….no kicking Muslims out of the Country..nothing that the angry old white guys were expecting when they cast their ballots on November 8th….sorry bout that.

  7. Todd December 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Way to go guys…the country (not Mono) voted to fix this problem because us working AMERICAN citizens are tired of paying for this. I’m glad the Inyo sheriff will do his part and force the illegals into Mono.

    • Charles O. Jones December 14, 2016 at 9:33 am #

      Actually “the country” voted a different way by almost 3 million votes.


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