Still no details on Mammoth-MLLA deal

Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said she hopes to be back with details as early as the next meeting, September 19th.

Mammoth residents know nothing more today than they did Tuesday about how much money the Town may pay to Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition to settle the $43 million lawsuit judgment.  What they do know is Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said she will go public with all the details once a final settlement agreement is signed.

The Mammoth Town Council scheduled what they called a community update on the tentative settlement with MLLA and Terry Ballas when they met Wednesday night.  Mayor Matthew Lehman immediately turned over the item to Martinez. She said, “As I stand before you, I don’t have answers for the community.  We have not finalized the agreement yet.”  Martinez echoed what Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said last week – details are being worked out with MLLA and Terry Ballas, the original developer.

Martinez said, “As soon as details are worked out and the final settlement agreement signed, we will be in this room before you and the community to answer any and all questions.”  The Assistant Town Manager went so far as to say that she hopes to be back before the Council and public with news at the next Council meeting on September 19th.  But, she admitted, “We simply don’t know.”

As citizens push privately for details on the deal, Martinez said, “I’m sorry we can’t say too much.  We are in the process of finalizing the terms, documenting the terms and hopefully some time very soon we’ll be here with the details.”

The members of the Town Council said nothing and moved on to the next item.

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Fool me once!
Fool me once!
9 years ago

We all know the real deal, all settlement cost will be passed on to the taxpayer in the form of cuts to services and additional fees/taxes. Many will be forced to absorb a reduction in employment, pay, benefits, goods and services except the plutocrats and their cronies! This settlement statement… Read more »

Ed Cesnalis
Ed Cesnalis
9 years ago

There was no transparency when out town leaders decided to “get rid of Hot Creek” in spite of the existing development agreement. If the town’s people had been afforded transparency and input “getting rid of Hot Creek” would not have happened without negotiating a buy out with Hot Creek. There… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
9 years ago

“I’m sorry we can’t say too much. We are in the process of finalizing the terms, documenting the terms and hopefully some time very soon we’ll be here with the details.” In other words, transparency would needlessly complicate my life, because it would interfere with cutting a backrooom deal, finalizing… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
9 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

You have a way with words that (this time) I really like.

taxifornia
taxifornia
9 years ago

Recall Them ALL.
what are you waiting for Mammoth?