While it is said that everything goes better with Bacon, it doesn’t seem like bacon goes with w(h)ine.
At Wednesday’s Mammoth Town Council meeting, Bacon complained that Councilmembers Richardson, Wentowrth and Raimondo didn’t warn her about speeches they’d prepared beforehand in opposition to Measure Z.
Despite calling herself Council’s “Elder Statesman” repeatedly (implying she’s a seasoned politician at the very least), Bacon seems to have forgotten that all’s fair in love and politics.
I had no idea that if a fellow Councilmember had a difference of opinion with you that they had to notify you in advance of their intention to speak their mind.
By the way, the correct term would be the longest-tenured Councilmember. You don’t get to give yourself the Elder Statesman tag just because you’ve hung around longer than the rest of ‘em. The Statesman bar is a little higher than that.
But Bacon was not the only Councilmember to revel in her own hyperbole on Wednesday.
John Wentworth said that Mammoth is currently experiencing “unprecedented adversity.” You know, I wasn;t around in the ‘70s, but a drought with no snowmaking … I’ll bet you things were pretty adverse back then.
… It didn’t take Greg Dallas long to find a new job.
The former Chief Operating Officer at Mammoth Mountain was recently named the CEO of Tahoe’s Sugar Bowl Resort.
The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Wednesday that Dallas will lead all aspects of resort operations, which include Sugar Bowl Resort, Royal Gorge Cross Country, the Village at Sugar Bowl real estate, and homeowner services.
He assumes the job effective Sept. 28.
Now from James’ desk: Tri-County Fair Grounds Board Meets with Public
The surprise resignation of the Tri-County Fairgrounds CEO Sally Symons on the Monday just hours after the Fair ended over the Labor Day Weekend took many local residents and volunteers by surprise. Ms. Symons took the position only 20 months ago to great expectations.
The Fair board then decided to hold a public meeting on Thursday morning at the Bishop City Council meeting room to discuss the Fair’s financial situation. Twenty-one residents attended as Jim Tatum, the former Fairgrounds Manager (now Bishop City Administrator) gave a Fair 101 lecture.
Tatum, who previously served as Fair CEO for 18 years, told the board that, while the “current financial situation could be better, it is not in dire straits,”
Tatum’s advice to the board was to bring on new board members. Currently there are only five, one of whom is away from the area six months of every year. There are 9 board positions. He emphasized making sure that all three counties be well-represented.
Tatum also recommended that the 2014 audit be completed as soon as possible. He also told the board they should look into board training and have their roles better defined.
Finally, Tatum told the board that they must have staff in place that can implement daily operations of the fairgrounds as it is heavily used over 300-plus days a year. He recommended that the CEO position not be filled but rather the fairgrounds be managed by an indoor manager and an outdoor manager, which they already have in place. Currently Suzi Gruwell is the indoor manager and Ben Barton the outside manager.
Later in the afternoon the board held its regular meeting at the fairgrounds and again, a number of concerned residents and volunteers attended. The emphasis was “to move on” and not dwell on the past, a suggestion strongly recommended by Tatum. Several in attendance offered their appreciation of Sally Symons work at the fairgrounds and the board expressed their well-wishes that she do well in her future endeavors. They could not discuss any personnel issues related to her resignation due to confidentiality.
Fairgrounds is looking for volunteers to serve on several committees as well as to serve on the board itself.. The Sheet will continue to follow this story.