Tag Archives | CAO Kevin Carunchio


Inyo County budget gets five thumbs up

By Deb Murphy Inyo County budgets prepared by former CAO Kevin Carunchio have traditionally included appropriate Bob Dylan lyrics. The 2018-19 iteration was a little different. What was different was the choice of a down-in-the-dumps “Workman’s Blues No.2” lyrics: “The buyin’ power of the proletariat’s gone down / Money’s getting’ shallow and weak.” Compare that […]

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Information from Inyo/LADWP tech group

By Deb Murphy Tuesday’s meeting of the Inyo County/Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Technical Group started with grim news on the snow pack—34-percent of normal—and ended with a continued stand-off on the Well 385 pump test. Here are the highlights: Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta introduced the concept of identifying water available for use […]

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Inyo CAO Recommended Budget available for public viewing

Press release The entire Fiscal Year 2016-2017 CAO Recommended Budget document is available online at the County’s webpage, www.inyocounty.us, offering the public an opportunity to review the proposed $95,978,087 spending plan coming up for possible adoption next week. Publication of the Budget comes as the result of many weeks of analysis, calculation, research, meetings, planning, […]

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Inyo County moving toward more services for at-risk youth

By Deb Murphy The stage was set during last summer’s Inyo County budget discussions: with some tweaking of the Probation Department’s juvenile system and coordination with Health and Human Services, more effective and efficient services could be provided for kids in that system. Maintaining Inyo’s Juvenile Hall came with a $1.5 million price tag for […]

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Inyo Supervisors wrestle with EMS proposal

By Deb Murphy It’s been nearly 10 years since Inyo County volunteer fire departments have had to deal with requests for proposals in order to continue providing ambulance and emergency medical services. After a marathon word-smithing session at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meetng, those same departments are probably very grateful it will be another 10 […]

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No layoffs in Inyo budget

The threat of layoffs has lingered over Inyo County government for several months as the County Administrator warned of a $2 million shortfall. Department heads searched for ways to save money. The CAO recommended budget goes to the Supervisors in budget hearings Wednesday starting at 9am in the boardroom. The CAO’s budget does not include […]

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Administrator talks “structural deficit”

Depending on how you look at things, Inyo County could be a total of $6.3 million in the hole in what the County Administrator called a “structural deficit” when he reported to the Board on Tuesday. CAO Kevin Carunchio said the $6.3 million could be a “hard number”. He added that department revenues could also […]

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Inyo Supervisors change agenda format

Effective Tuesday, July 2nd, the Inyo Supervisors will start their meetings earlier and take closed sessions at the beginning instead of the end. They expect to meet in regular session at 10am. Boards that place closed sessions first can discourage public attendance unless there is an assured end to the private meetings. In a press […]

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Inyo Board grants pay raise to CAO

In hard economic times, some Inyo citizens questioned the Board of Supervisors’ vote to give their County Administrator a roughly $1400 per month raise plus additional benefits. CAO Kevin Carunchio went to work for Inyo County in 2007.  His contract allowed a re-evluation for more pay but he declined to take advantage of that stipulation.  […]

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