IMAAA falls victim to funding issues

MONO COURTHOUSE

 

Mono County Administrator Jim Arkens issued a press release that basically says IMAAA will no longer function in the Eastern Sierra.  That release says that the governing Board of the Inyo Mono Area Agency on Aging (IMAAA) voted unanimously  to terminate its contract with the California Department of Aging effective June 30, 2012, as a result of State underfunding.

IMAAA administers senior programs in both Inyo and Mono Counties.  IMAAA currently contracts with Inyo County to provide administration of the program.  The vote was a result of a request from Inyo County for an additional $165,000 in administrative fees from Mono County, while Mono County only receives a total of $170,000 in State funding for services.  Governing Board member and Mono County Board Chairperson “Hap” Hazard stressed throughout the meeting Mono County’s commitment to its senior citizens and the services provided to them.   He stated at the meeting that the Mono County Board of Supervisors insists that funding be spent on services for seniors and NOT  on administration.

The governing board will be notifying the California Department of Aging of its decision and will work with the State during the transition period.

 

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4 Responses to IMAAA falls victim to funding issues

  1. Tom December 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    “IMAAA administers senior programs in both Inyo and Mono Counties. IMAAA currently contracts with Inyo County to provide administration of the program.”

    I may be missing something here, but what exactly does IMAAA do, as described by this post, other than suck up $170K of CA taxpayer funds and pass it through to Inyo County. If IMAAA were a Wall Street bank, this would be called “taking the spread”, but I’m sure there must be some value added by IMAAA? If not, then the use of the term “victim” in the headline is a bit misleading…the victims are the CA taxpayers.

     
    • Rob December 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

      I think they might have already cancelled their shoplifter’s anonymous program for seniors

       
  2. upthecreek December 22, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    more government waste we DO Not Need.
    “Less is More”

     
  3. Ken Warner December 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Oh so much brave talk — wait until you get old and feeble and then see how much fun you are having trying to drag your brave butt to the toilet…..

     

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