In with the infighting!
The sky was grey from smoke from the Yosemite Fire. Suite Z beckoned. It was an oasis. It was three o’clock.
Members of council and town staff returned from a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new sidewalk on the north side of upper Main Street.
Jamie Gray, Town Clerk, swore
in Kirk Stapp, Lynda Salcido, and John Wentworth. They raised their right hands and repeated after Gray. Shields Richardson and Colin Fernie stepped down from the dias. Went- worth’s term as mayor ended.
Mayor Pro Tem Hoff became Mayor Hoff. Sauser became Mayor Pro-Tem. Recognition of Wentworth’s work as
mayor included a gift of a plaque with a gavel, a photo of the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new playground at Mammoth Creek Park.
Richardson said, “I feel good about what we did.”
Fernie felt comforted to know that Wentworth would remain on the council.
Sauser applauded Wentworth’s energy and passion.
In his last act as mayor, and not the first act of Henry the Fifth, Wentworth awarded the Mayor’s Spirit of Mam- moth Lakes Award to Mammoth Voices.
*Thank you for my reelection!
Council then went into three hours of Planning and Economic Develop- ment (PEDC) and Recreation Com- mission interviews.