Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Newsletter


Keeping you informed concerning advocacy and governmental affairs activities.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023



California Retailers Association

California Travel Association

California Restaurant Association


Town Of Mammoth Lakes

The Town Council meeting, tonight at 4 pm on June 21st, the Councilors will be approving the contract between Mammoth Lakes Tourism (MLT) and the Town for Measure A funds. Our ask is to maintain the current $2 million. Statement from MLCC: “MLCC Board of Directors is in support of maintaining the $2 million in Measure A dollars to MLT. In order to provide a well-rounded marketing effort, there are expenses and programs that cannot be funded by TBID dollars. If the Council was still honoring what the voters had passed concerning Measure A dollars, MLT should be receiving over $5 million in TOT funding. We are just asking that you maintain the current $2 million in Measure A dollars.”

See Agenda here.



Opposition to SB 683, creates rules around hotel and rental pricing; SB 497, establishes a 90-day workplace retaliation presumption; and  AB 868, over regulates political communications. While these bills are currently in hearings, please let your State Assemblyman & State Senator of your opposition. Read more here.

SCA 7 – Oppose. Read MLCC’s correspondence here.


CalTravel GRC & MLCC are actively opposed to SB 584.

SB 584: Attached is a copy of the MLCC correspondence sent to our State Assemblyman and our State Senator. We encourage you to let our elected officials know of your opposition to this bill. Here is a link to a CalTravel document on how to get involved on this piece of legislation.


Cal Retailers Association

CRA President Addresses Retail Theft and Retail Shrinkage

The California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin was in the national news this morning addressing Retail Theft and Retail Shrinkage. Watch the CNBC Squawk on the Street segment that was broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange with Anchor Morgan Brennan and read the recent New York Post article here.

US Chamber Of Commerce

Nominate Your Small Business

America’s Top Small Business – Last month, at the CO— Strategy Studio: Small Business Day event, the U.S. Chamber announced the launch of a new awards program for small businesses: America’s Top Small Business (ATSB), formerly known as the Dream Big Awards. ATSB aims to recognize small businesses doing big things in their industries and communities through innovation, job creation and a commitment to being an integral part of a thriving business ecosystem.  We’ll be choosing Top Small Businesses across America (10 in each of seven regions).  The highest scoring business in each region will be named one of America’s Top Small Businesses and one finalist will win America’s Top Small Business of the Year Award — a $25,000 cash prize!  Find out everything you need to know about the ATSB program, including who is eligible to apply, how winners are chosen, important dates and deadlines, and more on our FAQ page.  Then, please share this new document with top-line details about the opportunity with your small business members and encourage them to apply before the deadline on Friday, July 7, 2023.

 Interested in serving on the Governmental Affairs Committee?

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

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