Last Friday morning, Wave Rave Snowboard Shop Owner Steve Klassen hosted an impromptu meeting which included members of his staff, his attorney Rick Wood, Mammoth’s Public Works Director Grady Dutton and Mammoth’s Recreation Manager Stu Brown.
Klassen had called the meeting because he is concerned about the upcoming Main Street sidewalk project which was approved by Mammoth’s Town Council on August 15.
He is equally concerned about the Town’s future downtown “vision.” Klassen said there is a Hart-Howerton presentation on the Town website about the future of downtown where it shows an image of Main Street on the website which then morphs into a … future rendering of an imagined Mammoth utopia.
The future rendering does not include Klassen’s building.
So you can imagine that might stoke a little skepticism. Does someone have it out for him?
Klassen’s attorney, Wood, tried to be conciliatory Friday. He’s seen it before, he said. Consultants create overlays of what they think should happen, but there is a general acknowledgement that in practice, reality is a lot more complicated. The implication being: The consultants don’t have it out for anyone in particular.
Klassen isn’t so sure.