This letter expresses my support for Fred Stump for District 2 supervisor. I retired from the Inyo National Forest Service Fire Management organization and have worked with Fred when he was a professional firefighter for CDF (now called Cal Fire). During his career Fred worked in the Incident Command System (ICS). It is a structured interagency organization that most large fire departments use across the country.
Fred has worked and continues to work in his present position within this structure. People must get along; many coming from different work backgrounds. Often is the case you may have never met the person who now is your supervisor and might be from a different agency.
We are lucky to have our fire agencies and lucky also to have Fred who I know will always listen to his constituents and put cooperation between individuals working in the county as a high priority. Fred’s demonstrated ability to work well with others would bring a valuable asset to a seat on the Board of Supervisors. I urge you to help elect Fred Stump our next District 2 Supervisor
Public Sector Problems and AB 1692
I have been following the economic developments which are threatening city governments throughout the state of California.
I was not aware of the budget concerns which were afflicting Mammoth Lakes, but the bankruptcy which has already taken down Vallejo and threatens Stockton has determined not to stop in port cities or in the Bay Area. The problem of municipal pressures to pay out pensions and benefits is a serious one, one which has not arrested the attention of voters in the state.
I hope the best for the Mammoth Lakes community. No city should have to suffer through economic constraints because of public sector unions who refuse to negotiate.
Arthur Christopher Schaper