We’re number two!
In November of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered The Gettysburg Address, in which he said that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” This coming June 3rd is Election Day, a day dedicated to every citizen representing their opinion by voting. Without voting, citizens would not have the right, power, or liberty of choosing, or the ability to hold elected representatives accountable. Voting is fundamental to preserving a strong democracy, and it is important to remember that outcomes depend on those who participate.
It may please you to know that in the last General Election, November 6, 2012, out of the 58 counties in California, Mono County ranked 2nd in voter participation, with a turnout of 87.30%, only .07% behind the number one county. This is something the voting public of Mono County can truly be proud of.
But you can’t vote unless you are registered. If you are uncertain about your registration or if you need to update your information, I encourage you to contact my office before May 19th, which is the last day to register to vote in the June 3rd election. Please call 760-932-5537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mono County Registrar of Voters
Clarification to the clarification
I wanted to provide you some clarification to Rusty’s comments outlined in the Sheet (May 3). I’m not one to typically respond to comments like this in the paper, but I feel it is appropriate, since some of the comments were inaccurate.
The property to which Rusty is referring is the 15-acre parcel (Development Area 5 of the Lodestar Master Plan), not the entire Lodestar Master Plan. Contrary to comments made by Rusty, it is not my intention to eliminate hotel rooms or TOT from my plan. It is my goal to create a quality boutique type of hotel experience that caters to a visitor staying 5-7+ days instead of 2.
I would prefer to see 100-120 rooms, conference facilities with 12 residential lots, vs. 500+ (2.5 times the size of the existing Village at Mammoth).
We can accomplish our TOT goals with higher occupancy and higher Average Daily Rates. My plan for a quality guest experience caters better to the “Village in the Trees” concept, outlined in the General Plan, than a 700+ dwelling concept with 80,000 square feet of commercial. In regard to the other parcels within the Lodestar Master Plan, we have every intention of remaining consistent with the densities outlined (210 dwellings). As far as the comment referring to me being a developer coming to town to make a lot of money, I could make a lot more money if I built 500+ hotel rooms, but I don’t think this is appropriate for the town or this location…. more is not always better.
The fact of the matter is I spend 90% of my time in Mammoth, I love Mammoth, and my projects will bring much needed revenue and long-term stability to everyone in town, not just me. I use local labor at every opportunity and plan on living here long into the future.