A Joe Mathews column in yesterday’s Desert Sun and today’s Modesto Bee says the pandemic has given everyone a taste of what it is like to live in California, when county government gets to call all the shots. It notes that once the virus gets under control and life resumes as before, thousands of Californians will still be living under the thumbs of their County’s Board of Supervisors. It concludes that Californians should pay more attention to the people who live in unincorporated neighborhoods. We totally agree!
"What is clear is that counties — with limited resources and too little power — can’t be trusted to do right by unincorporated places."Joe Mathews, "Connecting California: Under COVID-19, we all feel the sting of failed county governance" (Desert Sun 11/5) and "In California, we are all unincorporated now" (Modesto Bee, Nov. 6, 2020)