Town Council and MLH Board discuss strategies for addressing Mammoth’s housing challenges
Town Council members met with the Board of Mammoth Lakes Housing on Monday for a joint workshop to discuss seven questions on the future of housing in Mammoth Lakes.
Topics on the agenda ranged from the allocation of town funds to the reconsideration of MLH’s status as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), to MLH’s plan for filling vacant positions on the Board and staff, but both groups made clear that no decisions would be made during the meeting. The goal of the meeting was simply to open the line of communication between the organizations.
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Sauser set a tone of collaboration for the meeting, saying “our relationship has felt like us vs. them, when it should just be us.” This spirit sustained throughout, and at the adjournment of the two hour meeting the prevailing sentiment seemed to be: let’s do this more often.