Recreation meeting time change
During its regular meeting Tuesday, Mammoth’s Recreation Commission moved up the start time of subsequent meetings to 2 p.m. from 4 p.m. Future meetings are also expected to finish no later than 5 p.m. The move was attributed to cost-saving measures as relates to staff time and Town budget cutbacks. As a help to some of the public, however, future meetings are expected to be televised, recorded and posted on the Town’s website for instant replay.
Planning Commission notes
Mammoth Lakes Planning Commissioner Mickey Brown voiced her enthusiasm for a new application available on the Town’s website, which allows users to check on the validity of potential rental properties, and whether they are permitted or otherwise allowed to be used for nightly rentals. The application is another arrow in the Town’s quiver to both combat illegal rentals and also crack down on unreported Transient Occupancy Tax for collection.
Lehman’s “Best Summer Ever” plan
Members of the public interested in hearing an idea for an economic development plan might want to sit in on Mammoth Lakes Town Council’s meeting this coming Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Suite Z. Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Lehman will roll out his plan for driving business in the coming 2012-2013 fiscal year. Part of that plan, according to Planning Commissioner and Economic Development Committee member Mickey Brown, starts with the “Best Summer Ever” program, designed to pull together segments that business leaders are “passionate about.”
Examples cited by Brown include a Board of Realtors’ campaign to show why it’s a “good time to buy” in Mammoth, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s promotion of this summer’s Mud Run event and Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s showcasing the town as a high-altitude training mecca.
“What we’re trying to do is put together a first year plan, something cohesive that incorporates ideas from the Economic Stimulus Council’s various groups, the low-hanging fruit, things that won’t put a big burden on the town,” said Lehman.
“How can we put on events and consistently draw in entertainment?” he continued. ”It’s a big wheel, and I’m turning to the community as spokes in that wheel. Let’s expand on various events to help draw people to the town.”
Lehman says he also hopes to develop an Economic Indicators Report for the public and investors alike.