Town of Mammoth Lakes Council’s Tuesday, July 7th | Summary of Meeting and Actions

Summary of July 7th Town Council Meeting

Summary of July 7th Town Council Meeting

Town Council Proceeds with Mammoth Lakes Recreation Agreement

  • On July 7, Town Council approved a one-year agreement with Mammoth Lakes Recreation to continue cooperative efforts related to enhancing the outdoor recreational experiences, engaging with the community, and supporting ongoing investment in our trails and services.
  • The one-year agreement provides $90,500 in funding from Measure R and advances the Town Council Key Objectives to be engaged with partners to improve recreation amenities on federal lands.

Town Council Continues to Support the Mammoth Arts and Cultural Center (MACC)

  • Council on July 7th approved $100,000 in funding for the Mammoth Lakes Foundation (MLF) to update the design of the planned MACC facility. The project will be integrated with the existing Edison Theater to share support space, provide a larger auditorium style meeting/performing area, and improved access.
  • The project is supported by the Ken Community College District, providing $7.5M in support for the project. Mammoth Lakes Foundation has continued to engage with private donors who support the project and desire improved facilities for arts and culture in Mammoth Lakes.
  • Support for the MACC project in partnership with MLF is one of Town Council’s Key Objectives.

Town Council Approves a One-Year Agreement with Mammoth Lakes Housing

  • On July 7 the Town Council approved a one-year, $336,000 agreement with Mammoth Lakes Housing (MLH).
  • MLH continues to be the Town’s partner in providing a variety of community based educational housing, preservation of deed restricted affordable housing units, implementation of first-time home buyer grants, and working with families in need of affordable housing.

Town Council Approved Purchase of Vacant Property at 60 Joaquin Road for Workforce Housing

  • The $200,000 purchase of vacant property allows for the design of 4-6 units of affordable housing units. The investment in land will be followed with design and planning work in preparing the site for development.
  • The provision of affordable housing through partnerships and direct Town action is driven by one the Town Council’s Strategic Priorities, reflecting the critical need for housing in our community.

Town Council Approves Four-Year Agreement with Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce

  • On July 7 Town Council approved a four-year $300,000 per year agreement with the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
  • The agreement provides a stable funding base for the Chamber to continue its efforts to work with local businesses to improve operations, to enhance business to business (B2B) relationships, to advocate on behalf of local business and to be engaged in community events.
  • The Chamber’s housing program to work with employers to match employees with housing will continue. The successful program placed 58 employees in housing over the past 18-24 moths.

Town Council Adopts Proclamation Declaring July 2021 as Park and Recreation Month

  • On July 7, Town Council recognized the importance of parks and recreation in building healthy vibrant and active communities by declaring July as Park and Recreation Month in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
  • Parks are at the center of so many experiences and memories. They are places to gather with friends and family, spaces to celebrate life’s special moments, spots of respite and healing, sites that connect us with essential community services, and so much more.
  • Celebrate Park and Recreation Month with a FREE skate night at the RecZone TONIGHT from 6-8pm or a FREE swim day at the Whitmore Pool from 12-6pm this Sunday. 
  • Learn more about Park and Recreation Month and find additional resources by visiting: or follow us on Facebook at MammothParksnRec, online at or by calling (760) 965-3690.

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2 years ago

I wonder what the council thinks of the 60 or so people that lived in their storage units last winter??? No new housing stock has been built and more existing housing stock has been taken out of the longterm rental market….perhaps we’ll have 200 living in storage units this winter.