County Facilities and Community Services Infrastructure
- County facilities provide important public gathering spaces and focal points in local communities. Determining the highest priority community facilities is often a challenging public conversation.
- County facilities provide important office space for employees to serve the public and are critical to work-space quality. Care and consideration should be given to facility purpose, work-space planning, special requirements, etc. when designing and building.
- The operations and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure, both ongoing and ever-increasing costs, are a challenge and should be considered in the planning and financing for capital improvements.
- Adherence to a standardized procedure for submitting, reviewing, approving and implementing facilities projects is needed to ensure limited resources are utilized effectively.
- Due to the size, isolation and dispersed nature of Mono County and its communities, there is a need to maintain geographically convenient services for north and south county.
- Due to limited resources, there is a need and opportunity to coordinate public facilities with other agencies, particularly special districts and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
- Due to land ownership patterns, efficient service provision requires collaboration with public land management agencies, including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
- The completion of the Digital 395 project created a significant opportunity to expand communication services to communities and for use within County facilities.