Mono County is still in relatively good financial shape compared to most counties in California, but its emergency reserve fund is down sharply since 2008.
On top of that, current anemic property tax revenues mean tight times ahead.
âWe are in pretty good shape, but since the housing crisis hit in 2008, we have cut the reserve from $5.8 million to its current number of $1.6 million and I believe itâs time to begin rebuilding,â said Brian Muir, the countyâs finance director.
âItâs all right that we have done this; thatâs what the reserve is for. But it is time to rebuild.â