Bankruptcy mediation and closed sessions continue in Mammoth

After Measure U Committee concerns and lots of public comment, the Council voted unanimously for a loan from Measure U.Attorneys and officials from the Town of Mammoth and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition continue to mediate a deal on the $43 million lawsuit debt.

Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said there is nothing new to report. She said both sides continue with mediation talks by phone and email. Martinez said, “There is no deal yet.” She said that there is no significance to the fact that mediations are not taking place in person. She called it a matter of geographical convenience.

After Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Holman ordered the two parties into mediation, their attorneys did meet in person at the office of MLLA lawyers in the Los Angeles area. Then talks went to phone conference.

Mediation talks started August 6, and the Mammoth Town Council has continued to hold special closed sessions to discuss the points made in mediation. The Council discussed the issues in a closed session Wednesday night with nothing to report publicly. The Council scheduled another special meeting and closed session at 1:30pm Friday on bankruptcy issues.

It is unknown how long the Bankruptcy Judge will allow mediation to continue. MLLA has made it clear that in the absence of a settlement they will object to the Town of Mammoth entering bankruptcy protection.

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Fool me once!
Fool me once!
9 years ago

What’s to negotiate if we’re broke? I wouldn’t buy a used car from this cast of characters, trust them to settle this in the best interest of the town citizens? NEVER !

Thomas Lett
Thomas Lett
9 years ago
Reply to  Fool me once!

Hey at least they got the blue smurf logo for a paltry 30K …. and you trust these people to do whats in the best interest of the people. Ha!

A Taxpayer
A Taxpayer
9 years ago

Q: “From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives. Public servants who often try to become our masters. People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?” A: I attended college nights while working 9-5.… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  A Taxpayer

Bureaucrat Beat is an opinion piece designed to make people think about our lives, how much control we want to hand over to government, how the bureaucracies misbehave and impact our lives. If you notice, there’s a lot more in Bureaucrat Beat about life generally and local bits of gossip.… Read more »

Taxpayer
Taxpayer
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

“…cable tv, gas and electric are usually provided by private companies supported by rate payers”. So in the spirit of black-and-whitening all topics today (especially when it comes to “bureaucrats” government and those that work for government are as Rush Limbaugh (who has an audience of millions) calls, part of… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  Taxpayer

You react with hyberbole. No one has suggested joining “any militia or teaparty to ‘correct things.'” The job of the media is to watchdog our lives. An article just today discusses how California Parks employees used a code meant to pay parks managers overtime under disaster conditions. They scammed the… Read more »

Taxpayer
Taxpayer
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Okay Bennet. Since you have a problem with bureaucrats in general and don’t believe they are delivering the services as you state on your webpage, please disclose those services that you would deem to be eliminated. And sorry, but your “down with bureacrats” message is exactly what the Tea Party… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  Taxpayer

Oh, Taxpayer, look for the fun in life a bit. You have misinterpreted Bureaucrat Beat. There’s lots of poetic license there. I don’t “have a problem with bureaucrats in general.” The creation of Bureaucrat Beat happened many years ago when I was still broadcasting on radio – playing the sound… Read more »

Sandy B.
Sandy B.
9 years ago
Reply to  Taxpayer

Neo con liberal Taxpayer – Im sure many of those bureaucrats are enjoying the benefits of taxing you more and more cash while you pay your college lone that is compounding in interest to the banks that fund the democrats and the republicans, the tea party and any other politician.… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
9 years ago
Reply to  A Taxpayer

I did somewhat the same. Borrowed money to go to college. Later, earned enough that I was paying more than a third of my income in taxes. While that’s painful, I still understood those taxes went to support the greater good. I agree that government could spend available money more… Read more »

SierraFan
SierraFan
9 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Well said Ken and of course Bennett!!

Eternal Liberal
Eternal Liberal
9 years ago
Reply to  A Taxpayer

A Taxpayer,

The problem is that you are NOT paying enough taxes !!!

If you were paying 75% of your income in taxes ( like France ) maybe we could balance the budget.

Although balancing the budget is not something we are concerned about.

Taxpayer
Taxpayer
9 years ago

“you are NOT paying enough taxes !!!”
Tell that to Mitt Romney.

SierraFan
SierraFan
9 years ago

Eternal Liberal,

It seems that you like the extremely high taxes you speak of. If that’s the case then perhaps you might consider moving there and eating the fruit that you like so much… unless you are just being abstinent and trying to create opposition.