Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will continue to work for Mammoth

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Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said the Town will keep Martinez into 2014.

ANOTHER UPDATE –  Seems Ms. Myrold “mis-typed the total”  of Marianna Marysheva-Martinez’s total compensation. Myrold said of Martinez, “Her base salary is $208,000 with PERS her total compensation is $245,915.”

UPDATE – Correction from Manager Wilbrecht on Martinez’s compensation.  Acting Finance Director Cyndi Myrold said, “Marianna’s base salary is $208,000.  With PERS, the total employee cost is $345,915.  Marianna does not receive any other benefits in her current contract.”

Mammoth Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht has confirmed that the Town will continue to employ Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez into 2014. Her current contract ends next spring. Wilbrecht said the Town is in the process of amending that contract to include a new title and duties and the same pay.  Wilbrecht said Martinez’s contract will be extended through July, 2014, and her job description will be Administrative Services Director which is in the approved budget.

During talks about elimination of jobs in the re-structuring of Mammoth Town government, a number of citizens pointed to two town managers as too expensive and unnecessary. Asked to respond to those critics, Manager Wilbrecht said, “The Town has many managers – the police chief, public works, community development and recreation.”  Wilbrecht said that Martinez will be a manager to oversee the financial department.  He said that he and Martinez have never been “two people doing the same thing.”

Wilbrecht said Martinez has focused on the settlement with MLLA and will do follow up work on that

Interim Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez

Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will become Mammoth’s Administrative Services Director.

issue as well as “development and management of the town financial systems, tax collection systems, budgets, state reporting, employee salary and benefit study, development of an asset management plan, and performance efficiencies in many town activities.” Wilbrecht said that if the Town did not retain Martinez, they would advertise and hire an Administrative Services Director.

I asked Wilbrecht to generally describe what it is he does for the Town and what Martinez will do.  He said he handles labor negotiations, regional partnerships with the County, Forest Service and other agencies, oversight of all departments such as Human Resources, Risk Management, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Economic Development, Housing, ESTA, and MLTPA.  He is also the personnel director.

Wilbrecht said Martinez’s job is systems and finance, budget development, implementation and monitoring, post bankruptcy details which are numerous, budget work, he said, including forecasting, capital projects and budgeting, agreements at the airport and in the future many other tasks.

Martinez will continue to make a gross payment of $192,000 per year plus travel and use of a town-owned condo.  Asked again to comment on those who criticize retaining Martinez, Wilbrecht said, “There are certain things government needs to do and do well.  Our goal is to do things well.  Marianna will help us do that.”

 

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Way to go City Manager!
Way to go City Manager!
9 years ago

Gotta love a manager who admits he’s making more than enough and willing to focus on those under him/her.
Zapata is truly a man amongst men.

MegaBucks and local government
MegaBucks and local government
9 years ago

MMM is a number cruncher good at powerpoint presentations.
A good computer program, a high school bookkeeping class, and a crash-course in California municipal laws and PRESTO! … You TOO can be in the MegaBucks category of local government.

City Manager cuts pay
City Manager cuts pay
9 years ago

SAN LEANDRO — City Manager Chris Zapata made an unusual proposal when asking for $10,000 raises for the police chief and assistant city manager — to cover the expense, he will take a $20,000 yearly pay cut. “It’s a pretty novel approach, I think,” Zapata said Monday after the council… Read more »

Waxlips
Waxlips
9 years ago

Oh, my aching back!!! Do you think there is any dishonesty and greed going on? I don’t live in Mammoth, and I don’t have all the facts, but something smells fishy.

SierraFan
SierraFan
9 years ago

It’s interesting how so many of you are just like to complain rather than do something yourself! Crazy! But I guess this blog is open to all. MMM is doing a fantastic job! My guess is that all the nay sayers here are here just to spew!

Waxlips
Waxlips
9 years ago
Reply to  SierraFan

Sierra fan,
I guess you don’t have the facts either.

NoRestForTheSHADY
NoRestForTheSHADY
9 years ago

Ok everyone. I think we know what’s going on here. Mr. Wilbrecht is about to cash in his chips (and his giant pension) and the council will hand over the reigns officially to MMM (not like she hasn’t been running things already – into the ground no less). Get ready… Read more »

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago

Bingo.. like I have been saying for Years.. It’s all about the size of the pension and what they make the last 2 years..

GGW

Mike J
Mike J
9 years ago

Really? So the Town Council is concerned with how much the MLPD officers are making, and they make up a job for MMM as the Administrative Services Director at $345,915 a year. How much does one of those get paid in some other city, if they even have one. Especially… Read more »

quietstorm
quietstorm
9 years ago
Reply to  Mike J

“I don’t blame the cops for standing their ground” ………….they didn’t…..they left instead of fighting for themselves and the town…..the public (myself included) wants ALL the policemen to stay b/c we know their value………..but the TC doesn’t…….it was Eastman I believe who said that he simply looked at where the… Read more »

RU4REAL?
RU4REAL?
9 years ago

Maybe everyone on here just needs to drive the 8 miles down to the new track and run ther frustrations off….oh, wait – it’s closed and it is snowing…same effect, don’t ya think?

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago

MMM = a cutie-pie…..

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

ill do it for half,as long as i can do the 1 hour of work per day at night,you can keep the condo,just buy me a pass

lives2ski
lives2ski
9 years ago

This is just WRONG! I wondered why Mr. Wilbrecht would want this job given the financial situation the Town is in. Now I know! Both Mr. Wilbrechts and MMM’s salary should reflect the fact that there are 2 FTE’s doing the job of one FTE. One of MMM’s responsibilities is… Read more »

snowgirl
snowgirl
9 years ago

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago
Reply to  snowgirl

“We won’t get FOOLED AGAIN”

GGW

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago
Reply to  snowgirl

” I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday Then I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again Don’t get fooled… Read more »

Justmeagain
Justmeagain
9 years ago

WOW. Martinez is not even a resident of Mammoth. On her wages she should buy her own house and pay for her own travel. Maybe she should take a pay cut and save the police department. Martinez has no investment on Mammoth other than a paycheck. When is the town… Read more »

quietstorm
quietstorm
9 years ago
Reply to  Justmeagain

Isn’t she getting free child care too?

quietstorm
quietstorm
9 years ago

….that’s a lot of “do, do, (do,do)”…………….

“There are certain things government needs to DO and DO well. Our goal is to DO things well. Marianna will help us DO that.”

….oh brother!…really?

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago

lol

look out Mammoth here it comes..
we’re here from the govt and here to help…

govt gone wild
merry christmas Chief

John Startz
John Startz
9 years ago
Reply to  upthecreek

Glad to hear council got something right! Dave put his foot in his mouth basically saying MMM is doing all the work and he is tired and just bilking the town for his last years before retirement. Council get it right again and send him and the $300k Chief packing,… Read more »

upthecreek
upthecreek
9 years ago
Reply to  John Startz

The police chief already has a GREAT pension from Pasadena, CA .. Just how many public pensions does one NEED????

Expensive cigars and Hawaiian shirts for everyone

GGW

Taking charge
Taking charge
9 years ago

Way ta go Mr. Wilbrecht!
Good to see somebody not afraid to take charge instead of allowing elected officials to run things perhaps further into the ground.
The only credentials elected officials have to have is that they got the most votes.

concerned
concerned
9 years ago

Wilbrechts explanation of martinez’s job had the word “budget” 3 times. I think we get that she’s “worked” the budget…

concerned
concerned
9 years ago

WOW! So the town can afford an “administrative services director”, but not an adequate police force. how sad. mammoth got worked over on this one…

firsttime
firsttime
9 years ago

Thats alot of money for a manager of three people.

Fool me once
Fool me once
9 years ago

Citizens of Mammoth – how much longer will we allow ourselves to be fleeced? You think they couldn’t get someone for this new job for half that amount??

Bemused
Bemused
9 years ago

The more things change, the more…

Get Real
Get Real
9 years ago
Reply to  Bemused

Keep two Town Managers and get rid of the cops. Brilliant! Why didn’t we all think of that.