Tag Archives | Councilman Matthew Lehman


TOT appeal denied by Town Council

In certain zones in the Town of Mammoth Lakes, overnight rentals are legal, but owners must pay Transient Occupancy Tax. In the case of one property owner, the Town Finance Staff said he had repeatedly rented his property on a nightly basis and failed to pay taxes owed. Wednesday night, John Hopp appealed the determination […]

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Lehman will not seek re-election

Councilman Matthew Lehman sat in the Mammoth Town Council Mayor’s seat as the Town wavered close to bankruptcy last year. They were tough times and full of almost daily meetings. At this point, Councilman Lehman has decided not to seek re-election. Lehman announced that he will not run for Council or for Mono County Assessor. […]

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Interim goes to permanent

Without the drama and speculation of many past Town Manager appointments, the Mammoth Town Council recently and unanimously approved Interim Town Manager Dan Holler as the permanent guy. Several commented on how easy it was to negotiate a contract with Mr. Holler at a salary savings over the previous manager. Town Attorney Andy Morris said […]

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Mammoth Town Council: how about the guy we’ve got?

Apparently the Mammoth Town Council has kind of decided they like the guy they already have to stay on as permanent Town Manager. They will put together a contract for now Interim Town Manager Dan Holler and discuss it publicly February 19th. The Council had debated, delayed and disagreed over hiring a consultant to recruit […]

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Mammoth Town Council ponders help from consultant

Whether to rely on a consultant or not is the puzzler members of the Mammoth Town Council face in their move to hire a permanent Town Manager. Wednesday night they will consider hiring a consultant to help them, but they may not. At past meetings, council members had different views of how to proceed with […]

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Council starts solid waste analysis process

In ten years, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants the Benton Crossing landfill to shut down. DWP owns the land there. That means Mammoth Lakes and Mono County would have no dump. When the Mammoth Town Council last met, they did vote to move ahead with analyses of new sites and programs […]

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Whistler’s happy tune

When they recently traveled to Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Town of Mammoth officials learned that Whistler has a big village, highly developed events and incentives for developers. Things to think about in Mammoth Lakes. Councilmen John Eastman and Matthew Lehman flew to Whistler with Town Manager Dan Holler. Eastman made it clear that Mammoth “won’t […]

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Main Street Mammoth – beautiful plans, uncertain money

Over the years, detailed plans for a re-make of Mammoth’s Main Street have evolved with the hope of creating a different image upon entering the town. Officials gave it another go recently and hired Winter and Company Urban Design and Planning Studio. Nore’ Winter went through the current plans for Main Street which sound attractive […]

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New Town Manager steps into challenges

In the Town of Mammoth Lakes, government moves on. When the Town Council meets Wednesday night, they will introduce their new Interim Town Manager Dan Holler, who comes to work for Mammoth after mostly undisclosed differences with his former City, Grass Valley. Holler worked as Grass Valley City Administrator for more than five years, which […]

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Town Council comments on most recent upset

With several years of the upsetting airport lawsuit, a $30 million judgment, and countless closed sessions over the issue, citizens of Mammoth Lakes just want an even deck to walk on and clarity when it comes to Town government. So the sudden resignation of the Town Manager did not sit well with many. It amounted […]

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Mammoth Town Manager will resign

This morning, word from within Mammoth Lakes Town government said that Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez had decided to resign and did not like the way her position was handled in recent days. Councilman Matthew Lehman said Martinez does intend to resign, but it’s not yet official. In recent weeks, during Manager Martinez’s month-long vacation, the […]

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