Mono Supervisors consider Sheriff appointment

When Mono County Sheriff Rick Scholl retires December 20th, he recommends that the Mono Supervisors appoint his Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger to fill his unexpired term as Sheriff-Coroner.

The Supervisors were expected to make an appointment at their meeting on Tuesday. The first item on their regular agenda is appointment to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Rick Scholl which continues until December 2014.

In a memo to the Supervisors, Sheriff Scholl recommends appointment of Undersheriff Obenberger. Scholl also says “It is imperative that the County have a person in place as the Sheriff-Coroner to perform all mandated functions and responsibilities as required in the Government Code.”

Sheriff Scholl points out that Obenberger has worked as Undersheriff for nearly five years, as Chief Deputy Coroner and as the Jail Administrator along with “many other duties and assignments.”

The Supervisors’ agenda says there is no increase or decrease to the current budget as a result of an appointment, but, the agenda says, there could be “savings realized with the realignment of the management positions within the Sheriff’s Office.”

Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include a proposed ordinance that would change Mono County Code pertaining to public use of Conway Ranch. The County Counsel will also offer a proposed resolution making some changes in the County license agreement with California Broadband Cooperative for use of County land in the Digital 395 project.

The Supervisors had also scheduled a public hearing on the White Mountain Estates Specific Plan Amendment and other proposed changes including elimination of recreation fees and housing mitigation requirements.

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Sick of Mono County
Sick of Mono County
9 years ago

Ralph Obenberger will do fine as the Sheriff. It’s who they put in the Undersheriff position people should be concerned about! RW?

There are some good ones
There are some good ones
9 years ago

Dear Sick, I think you’re confusing Mammoth Lakes with Mono County. Mono County, in spite of its elected officials,( one guy [Johnston] got elected by a whopping 5 votes, builds 4th of July floats, and represents the bulk of Latinos in Mammoth and doesn’t speak a word of Spanish) the… Read more »

Deja Vu
Deja Vu
9 years ago

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The Good Old Boy system is alive and well in Mono County! Nothing changes.

Sheriff Obenberger?
Sheriff Obenberger?
9 years ago

I would hope the Board of Supervisors would investigate their options and not just accept Scholl’s selection of Obenberger. Wasn’t Scholl’s retirement sudden? His explanation sounds so much like many of our fine politicians bowing out after feeling pressure. Do you suppose that Obenberger has created some messes that Scholl… Read more »

Mono Man
Mono Man
9 years ago

This is a unique opportunity for the Mono County Supervisors to fix the Mono County Sheriff’s Department and stop the incestuous promotion of unqualified people from within. The management by bullying and incompetence must stop. It is important to get a qualified, experienced, moral, ethical and proven Law Enforcement leader.… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

Why don’t you go for it upthecreek, you seem to be so jealous of those pensions, so then you can rub everyones nose in it.

Seriously
Seriously
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Jealous? Just sick and tired of having to help fill the trough so the pigs can feed.

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago
Reply to  Seriously

Seriously- I don’t really agree with you, but well put.

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Seriously

ohh do I sense a deepseated hatred then?

Hold a mirror to yourself Big Al
Hold a mirror to yourself Big Al
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

A thousand pardons Big Al, but your quote: “dems and communists make good bed fellows” sounds more than just a wee bit of what you are accusing others as having: ” a deepseated hatred.” This is the kind of divisiveness that has forced the GOP to distance itself from the… Read more »

Seriously
Seriously
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

My dad always told me corruption is only bad if you’re not in on it.

So I would expect many taxpayers probably do have some hatered towards funding rediculous public pensions.

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago

“Step right up folks…
Get your Pubic pensions Here”

GGW

sick-of- whiners
sick-of- whiners
9 years ago
Reply to  upthecreek

Upthecreek……You’re like a broken record. Are you that ignorant or what? Go back to the woods and hide in your tent like the noncontributing boob you make yourself out to be by your inane posts.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago

That’s harsh, sick-of. At least Up-the is consistent.
BK

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

yeah up the … is consistant.

Mark
Mark
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

upthecreek has my support.

Where do the rest of you think the money is going to come from to continue to support public employee pensions? Pehaps someone can change my thinking by answering my question.

Extremists and the GOP
Extremists and the GOP
9 years ago

Upthecreek’s insults is a sad example of the Rush Limbaugh style of communication that exists today in America. These so-called neoconservatives with their caustic ways are the primary reason the GOP is desperately trying to distance itself from this nasty extremist movement. Extremists are always reactionary. Taliban, Tea Party, Limbaughites,… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago

I wouldn’t compare Upthecreek with the Taliban.
BK

I'll take it down a notch
I'll take it down a notch
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

“Go back to the woods and hide in your tent like the noncontributing boob you make yourself out to be” says Upthecreek.

Okay, okay. Perhaps this all-too-common extremist and insulting style is closer to Limbaughism than the Taliban.

Just trying to hold a mirror up to this type.

Taliban & Tea Party
Taliban & Tea Party
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Sorry Up, it’s “sick-of-whiners” that sounds like he belongs to the Fringe-Friendly. Apologies. The point being both the Taliban and the Tea Party are very extreme and reactionary to the core. Neither are interested in compromise, are afraid of the natural occurence of change, and (as the GOP is wisely… Read more »

CarbonFootPrint
CarbonFootPrint
9 years ago

Why is it extreme to support a smaller efficient government and personal responsibility? To put the Taliban and Tea Party supporters in the same category is absurd. I have yet to hear the Tea Party claim responsibility for killing people for not having the same beliefs. Spending a trillion more… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

I think if the repubs die out, so should the demos .. they all are the same as far as I can see Dr. Facts. Get rid of them or make them play well together, yeah right that is a big order to fill. So next step is communism right?… Read more »

Big Al's impression of Limbaugh
Big Al's impression of Limbaugh
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Anyone ever tell you that you do a drop dead impression of Rush Limbaugh, Big Al?

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago

@sick-of- whiners
Pull out your check book and write a check to the state of Taxifornia for 500 Billion., That will take care of the unfunded Public pension obligations and I will stop posting here.

GGW

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  upthecreek

LOL you seem to be the one so worried about .. you first taxifornia .. with all of your money, you should be able to save the day lol