Here’s a little more on the photo from the NY Times:
We called Victor Carrillo, the supervisor for Imperial County listed on the sign, to find out.
“It’s a privately owned cemetery,” he tells us. “I presume it will be purchased by another entity in the cemetery business. That’s been typical.”
For a new owner to use the land as something other than a cemetery, says Carrillo, they’d have to contact all the families with relatives buried there, pay to move all the remains, request a land-use zone change, and have numerous public hearings.