It's official, all 5 de facto Board of Supervisors voted to terminate the local emergencies for the Mountain View Fire on July 12, 2022. Whew! Give yourself a round of applause if you made it through the nearly 20 months of nail biting emergency conditions due to the Mountain View Fire. Although the fire only burned for 24 days, that was just the beginning of the emergency. The 19 months that followed were way more stressful. The local government was left in a state of shock as they scrambled to find ways to phish for state funding and overtime pay. Mission accomplished! Thanks to the California taxpayers and their endless pots of money, Justin Nalder and other members of the Emergency Operations Center have enriched themselves while working "overtime" for the last 19 months. Even though no emergency conditions were present and nearly all of the remediation work was completed seven months ago. Why let a good disaster go to waste without lining your pockets a little? I mean it is perfectly legal to keep an emergency going for any reason whatsoever, right? Wrong! Keeping an emergency in place when no emergency conditions exist is 100% fraud. Unfortunately, the local de facto government officials are corrupt to the core statists.
According to EOC director Justin Nalder, who was in charge of the Mountain View Fire emergency operations, "It is the sole discretion of the Board of Supervisors to maintain or terminate the declaration of emergency". This is quite a telling statement by Mr. Nalder, and gives a lot of insight into his true authoritarian nature. The director of the Emergency Operations Center for Mono County is somehow under the impression that five people have the power to maintain a local emergency at their sole discretion! Ironically, the 5 Board of Supervisors are supposed to take direction from their staff when it comes to determining if a local emergency exists. Yet, Mr. Nalder believes that keeping an emergency going is simply a matter of discretion for the BOS. No facts, data, or evidence of an emergency? No problem!
There you have it folks, Mr. Nalder and the local de facto bureaucrats are above the law. They are not accountable to anyone and their dictates are at their sole discretion. They do not need to have any facts, data, or evidence to back up their decisions that affect your life and siphon your tax dollars. So sit down, shut up, and take your medication!