Mammoth Lakes Community Update

Release from Town e-News on www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov.

Joint Meeting between the Town Council and Mono County Board of Supervisors Scheduled

The Town Council and Board of Supervisors will conduct a joint meeting on Tuesday, March 15 starting at 4:15 pm. Discussion topics include:

  • Housing programs and options to address workforce housing needs
  • Proposed County Office of Emergency Services
  • Update on Public Safety Radio Communications Systems
  • Review of the snow plowing work in the Shady Rest Area conducted by Ormat

Town Council Receives Final Report on Sustainable Tourism and Recreation Grant Work

The final report on the $618,750 Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Grant supported Sustainable Tourism and Recreation was presented to Council as part of their March 2 meeting. Review the Staff Report. Grant work resulted in the following:

  • Completion of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Assessment Report on “Climate Vulnerability Assessment and “Natural Capital”

Recommendations for 8 initial projects to be pursed include:

  • Buttermilk Infrastructure & Recreation Planning Initiative – Funded $247,300
  • Visitor Connection Program – Unfunded
  • Regional Recreation Capacity – Unfunded
  • Eastern Sierra Campground Improvements – Funding through Innovative Finance for National Forest Program
  • Eastern Sierra Towns to Trails Plan – Funding SNC Planning Grant $370,433
  • Dispersed Camping Mitigation: Camp Like A Pro – Funding Proposal submitted to SNC.
  • Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway Analysis – Unfunded

Quarterly TOT Enforcement Update to Town Council 

Town staff continue to make strides to enforce local Transient Occupancy regulations. This includes making sure advertised units are properly zoned for nightly rental use and to identity units being rented with proper licensing. For the first six months of this fiscal year (July – December 2021), Town opened 28 new enforcement cases, issued 37 citations (includes prior open cases) and collected $171,472 in fines, penalties and owed taxes. Review the staff presentation.

Town Council COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 reported cases in Mono County dropped to just 5 cases for the week ending February 26. Town Council will move to a hybrid meeting format in April. This includes in-person meetings, with an option to utilize the Zoom format if needed. The Zoom platform allows the public convenient access to watch and engage.  Review the Mono County COVID Portal.

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