Mammoth officials meet with MLLA

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Marianna Marysheva-Martinez reports talks with MLLA are on schedule.

Still on schedule for financial discussions and finally meaningful options for settlement of their $41 million debt, Town of Mammoth officials confirmed they are meeting with representatives of the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition at the Town Offices this week.

On Tuesday, Town Financial Advisor Marianna Marysheva-Martinez, confirmed the the second meeting with MLLA had just concluded and that the final meeting was scheduled for Wednesday morning (today).  The three meetings this week were focused on financial documents the Town has given to MLLA.  Martinez said Mammoth wants to make sure MLLA has all questions answered and understands line items and other issues.  She said, “We want to make sure their understanding of our budget is okay.”

As an example, Martinez said that the line item of planning would include personnel, programs, goals and accomplishments.  “They want to know what’s behind the numbers,” she said.  MLLA representatives Terry Ballas and Jay Becker were named as those attending meetings in Mammoth Lakes.

They currently plan to return for more meetings September 12 through the 14th at the Mammoth Town Offices.  Martinez had earlier said that the purpose of the meeting in September is to “begin brainstorming ideas regarding possible settlement options that MLLA may be interested in and that the Town could afford, keeping in mind our finances and the resort status.”

Beyond that time, in late September or early October, officials will present what Martinez described as a preliminary and broad set of possible options to the Town Council in closed session. Once the Town Council, Town Management and MLLA narrow down the set of options, according to Martinez, there will be a public process to review and debate them.

Martinez had commented in July that “We hope that all of this will lead to a settlement plan presented to the Council for approval, perhaps as early as December.”  The Financial Advisor said that once a plan is approved, there will be a lot of tedious work to implement the actual plan and its impact on the Town.

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jose chavez
jose chavez
11 years ago

well said bob, all am saying is the mesage getting across to all people living there…..

Jake Steel
Jake Steel
11 years ago

Terry Ballas and Jay Becker please leave our town we do not want you here ever! Do your dirty work out of town limits…

jose chavez
jose chavez
11 years ago

i dont know what is being mentioned at the hispanic-white committee meetings, but i’d figure a towns budget is a much more important issue than why are we being targeted by police?. or how can I (hispanics) get something for free (toys, school supplies, medical). its no secret. and i… Read more »

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
11 years ago
Reply to  jose chavez

Jose, Town budget issues are not as pressing to most people as being harrassed by police is. In fact, chances are the town’s fiscal situation is of little consequence to everyone who doesn’t actually follow such things. For the most part, the people working the lower wage jobs (hispanic or… Read more »

John Barton
John Barton
11 years ago

“Jose”- Again, when all 50% are documented and legally here and paying taxes and speak English maybe they’ll care about the fiscal situation. In the meantime they continue to use and abuse the system put in place by those who earrned the right to be here and financially supported it… Read more »

jose chavez
jose chavez
11 years ago

again, with the towns population being near or at 50% hispanic, how aware is the towns hispanic population about the towns financial status?

Steve S.
Steve S.
11 years ago
Reply to  jose chavez

I dont mean this in a mean way, but my guess is that of the 50% of the Hispanics mentioned above, only 10% of them are legal citizens of this Country. Illegal Aliens do not know and do not care. They refuse to learn the language of America, ENGLISH, so… Read more »

Rob
Rob
11 years ago
Reply to  Steve S.

“Assimilate or be left behind. It’s as simple as that.” As the hispanic population continues to grow it is us Americans that will need to assimilate or be left behind. The Mayor of Los Angeles will be elected governor by the ever increasing hispanic population. Then I’m sure he’ll set… Read more »

Steve S.
Steve S.
11 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Never! I have got a great education and have a great job that pays really well and I never had to learn a lick of that third world language. It is they that will be left behind with low wages and poverty. With some greedy American people who are too… Read more »

johndoeml
johndoeml
11 years ago

How about a nonbinding referendum of the townspeople prior to council acceptance of any deal?

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
11 years ago

“begin brainstorming ideas regarding possible settlement options that MLLA may be interested in and that the Town could afford, keeping in mind our finances and the resort status.”

Translation: we don’t have a friggin’ clue….

HH
HH
11 years ago

QUICK…everyone to the Smurf Cave!!!

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
11 years ago
Reply to  HH

maybe I missed something, but I always thought they lived in mushrooms.

HH
HH
11 years ago
Reply to  Bob Loblaw

Bob, do you mean the smurfs or the hispanic population live in mushrooms?
In any event, the smurfs aren’t even American, they’re a French cartoon so maybe they live in truffles

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
11 years ago
Reply to  HH

Actually, the Smurfs were first debuted in Belgium. And live in mushrooms. Truffles are likely their basement.

HH
HH
11 years ago
Reply to  Bob Loblaw

you’re exactly right Bob, they are a Belgian construct, but since it originated with please pass the “schtroumpf” I threw the french bit in there and to anger “real” amercians as they munch their freedom fries….with plenty of schtroumpf.

upthecreek
upthecreek
11 years ago

September ..I smell it in the air
Bankruptcy