Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting to this page the issues I think will be the most important and consequential for the Town Council and the Community over the next four years to be addressed in the 2022 Town Council election.
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Hiring New Town Manager
As Mammoth Voices puts it: “Town Manager Dan Holler will likely retire during the next Council term. The Town Manager advises and implements Council's directives, is responsible for the Town's day-to-day operations, represents the community's interests, and ensures that State and Federal laws are adhered to. The Town Manager is also the link between existing and new Town councils. Selecting the Town’s next chief administrator is perhaps the most crucial decision the Town Council will make for the community.”
Protecting Mammoth Lakes from Wildfire
The Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project is conducting ecological forest restoration on approximately 56,000 acres of Inyo National Forest lands surrounding the Town of Mammoth Lakes to protect our community from the real threat of a catastrophic wildfire. Click here to visit their website and learn more.
Mammoth Resorts Main Lodge Redevelopment
Mammoth Resorts has ambitious plans for Main Lodge redevelopment: “We have been working on our plans to reinvest in the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge, to elevate our reputation as a year-round destination while preserving the cultural legacy of one of the country’s most visited ski resorts. The proposed plan for Main will modernize the facilities and integrate existing uses with new facilities. It will improve skier service operations, create a world-class ski beach at the base of the mountain, expand year-round mountain activities, and offer new amenities and lodging with a collection of new shops and restaurants. All of this will enhance our operations and the guest experience.” Click here to find out more about The Mammoth Main Lodge Plan
Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD): More Community Housing and Protection from Wildfire
“On September 9, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will address the effects of climate change, including sea-level rise and wildfire, through creation of local resilience districts to undertake and promote conservation efforts. Senate Bill 852 will allow cities, counties, or special districts, either alone or in combination, to establish climate resilience financing districts to undertake projects and programs to address wildfires, sea level rise, extreme heat and cold, drought, flooding, and related matters. The districts will be able to raise revenue through tax increment funding, voter-approved supplemental property taxes, property benefit assessments, or fees.” Click here to find out how this important financing mechanism can benefit our community in multiple ways.