It is amazing how certain institutions remain true to their DNA. I have already written twice about petty, mindless bureaucratic management in Mono County, California. They have yet again surpassed themselves with absurd inflexibility. I have occupancy licenses for each of our campgrounds there, about 12 sites. We are entirely current and have been punctilious about paying our County taxes on all sites month after month for 10 years.
Then, recently, apparently they sent out renewals on the licenses that somehow did not get to our mail box. So we missed the renewal deadline. Of course their position is that we are still responsible for renewing, but realize I have 175 locations across the country with zillions of license registrations. They admit we are entirely up to date on our taxes, we just did not submit the renewal fee for the licenses. There is no approval or regulatory process with the licenses, its just a way for them to collect a fee.
Well, without any second notice or phone call or any other such normal business courtesy, they canceled all the licenses. I now have to fill out pages of license applications 12 times, and submit 12 penalty fees, all for a total cost of over $1,000 and hours and hours of my time.
Can you imagine the outcry if the phone company or electric company or your landlord turned off service after one missed payment without any kind of second notice? But of course these guys are the government so we can be sure that they are public-spirited, lol. Seriously, they could not even turn the licenses back on with a payment, I have to start entirely from scratch with new applications. This is like 14 days after the payment due date. I called them 1 hour after receiving the 2nd notice to sort this out, but for these guys the second notice is a termination notice. Nice.