Inyo Register

County clerk certifies election results

County to see new sheriff, district supervisor­s

- Register Staff

Inyo County Clerk/ Registrar of Voters

Danielle Sexton certified results of the Nov. 8 election last week, which shows that the county officially will have a new sheriff and two new members to the board of county supervisor­s.

According to the report, which Sexton signed off on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the county had a 70.57% voter turnout. Sexton stated this was the fourth highest voter turnout among California’s 58 counties.

She stated that more than 900 Inyo County residents voted in person and more than 1,000 residents dropped off their mail-in ballots at county polling locations on Election Day.

local election results

What follows are select local results from the county’s Elections Office released Wednesday as the Statement of Votes Cast for Inyo County.

To see the complete report and subsequent reports, go to

inyo County sheriff

• Stephanie Rennie, 3,630 (51.87%)

Eric Pritchard, 3,368 votes (48.13%)

district 1 supervisor

Trina M. Orrill, 880 votes (55.70%)

Jeff Gabriel, 700 votes (44.30%)

district 3 supervisor

Scott E. Marcellin, 763 votes (52.80%)

Kody Jaeger, 682 votes (47.20%)

Big Pine school Board

(two positions)

The two candidates receiving the most votes were:

Kami Bayer, 423 votes

additional recommenda­tions for amending the county’s short-term rental ordinance, including a possible new requiremen­t that all short-term rental operations obtain a business license from the county.

According to today’s meeting documents, staff has continued to work on adjusted areas as well as proposed amendments to the short-term rental ordinance, but needs more time to prepare a comprehens­ive package for the board.

“In light of this, and the urgency of preserving long-term housing for county residents in the meantime, staff is recommendi­ng the board adopt an interim ordinance temporaril­y suspending the processing of any new short-term rental applicatio­ns until a comprehens­ive amendment package is finalized,” according to county staff.

Land for Lone Pine housing

This morning’s consent agenda, which is usually passed by supervisor­s with one motion unless items are pulled for further discussion, includes an agreement that supervisor­s are expected to ratify for real property in Lone Pine that ultimately would be developed for housing.

The agreement would be between Inyo County and the Carl Shrawder Trust for the purchase of real property located at 605 S. Main Street, Lone Pine.

According to county staff, the county was alerted earlier this month that a few parcels of land would soon be put on the market, including the .40 acre vacant lot at 605 S. Main Street in Lone Pine.

The county submitted, and the seller accepted, a non-binding offer to purchase the land for $160,000, subject to a series of contingenc­ies that allow the county to withdraw the offer within the due diligence period. County staff is in the process of conducting extensive due diligence on the lot, including ascertaini­ng the availabili­ty of nearby utilities, access and rightof-way.

The lot is zoned Central Business District (CBD), staff noted, allowing the lot to be used for a variety of commercial, residentia­l, or mixed-use developmen­t with a maximum of 24 dwelling units per acre.

According to county staff, it is the county’s intention to partner with a developer to ensure that the lot’s developmen­t plan is consistent with Lone Pine’s housing needs and the local vision for downtown Main Street developmen­t.

Assuming the county’s due diligence does not result in the withdrawal of the offer, escrow will close Jan. 12, 2023, staff noted.

The board of supervisor­s is scheduled to meet as the board of equalizati­on at 8:30 a.m. today with business that includes an ongoing property tax appeal submitted by Xanterra Parks and

Resorts, Inc., which operates in Death Valley.

The board is set to meet in regular session at 10 a.m. with the agenda available at the county website, The meeting will be held in the Board Chambers at the County Administra­tive Center in Independen­ce, 224 N. Edwards St. You can stream meetings live and participat­e via Zoom through the county’s website at www.inyocounty. us/.

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