Mammoth Lakes Chamber Governmental Affairs Newsletter


Keeping you informed concerning advocacy and governmental affairs activities.

Thursday, March 23, 2023



California Retailers Association

California Travel Association

California Restaurant Association


Town Of Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce (MLCC) Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s (MLT) Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) renewal. That endorsement includes the 10-year term for renewal as listed in the TBID Management Plan. To learn more about the importance of renewing the TBID, the positive impact the TBID has had on the Mammoth Lakes Business Community and to sign your petition go to

The TBID Management Plan will be presented to Town Council on April 5th, 4 pm in Suite Z. You are strongly encouraged to attend the Town Council Meeting and support MLT in their effort to secure renewal. If you have questions, please contact John Urdi at [email protected]



MLCC has signed on in support of a couple of pieces of legislation.


Flexible Work Schedules
 Legislation is being supported by MLCC in an effort to assist our membership with more flexibility in work schedules.

View the SB 703 Coalition Committee

UI FUND DEBT ASSISTANCE IN 2023-2024 BUDGET: An effort to have the State of California provide leadership and funding to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

Read the Letter HERE


Upcoming Event 

Capitol Summit, May 17th in Sacramento
View Event Details



Through the CalTravel Governmental Relations Committee (GRC) MLCC has supported 3 separate pieces of legislation:

  1. SB 375 COVID-19 Regulatory Compliance Tax Credit. 
    This would reimburse employers for the cost of compliance with the new COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations in 2023 and 2024. Check out the letter HERE.
  2. AB 877 Income taxes: credit: lodging for displaced persons.
    This would allow a credit against those taxes to a taxpayer operating a hotel, motel, inn, bed and breakfast, or other similar transient lodgings… View more in the link below.
  3. AB 1712 Business Pandemic Relief.
    Concerning ABC licensing for the expansion of a licensed footprint, sales of alcoholic beverages to-go, and delivery privileges.

Check out both AB 877 & AB 1712 HERE


Upcoming Event

Tourism Advocacy Day, May 16th & 17th, in Sacramento
View Event Details



Cal Retailers Association

Joint Legislative Audit Committee supports an audit on the efficacy of Prop. 47*.

See the CalRetailers announcement HERE.

*What is Proposition 47 in the state of California?
California’s Proposition 47 (also known as “the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative,” “Prop 47,” and “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act”) is a front-end reform passed by voters in November 2014 that downgraded a range of drug and property offenses from felonies to misdemeanors.


US Chamber Of Commerce

Modernize the Infrastructure Permitting Process.

View Letter


 Interested in serving on the Governmental Affairs Committee?

Please contact Ken Brengle, CCE, IOM, Executive Director of the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce:

(From Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce)

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