Tag Archives | John Urdi

Big summer continues for Mammoth TOT

Mammoth Lakes Tourism press release Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (September 12, 2016) — The 2015/16 fiscal year for the Town of Mammoth Lakes ended with another record-breaking month for Transient Occupancy Tax collections. June 2016 collections ended up exceeding $1 million for the first time on record. The previous TOT record for June was $772,950. June […]

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MLT up for public hearing in Mammoth

With a focus on economic development from marketing, promotion, recreational activities, air service and administration, the Mammoth Town Council scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday night regarding funds for Mammoth Lakes Tourism. MLT funds come from 2.5% of Transient Occupancy Tax and the entire amount of the Business License Tax, less around $215,000 per year […]

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Trout to the rescue

Desert Springs Trout Farm to Stock Trout in Mammoth Lakes this Year Fish farm to ensure another great fishing season in the Mammoth Lakes Basin Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (March 26, 2014) — As fishing opener nears, the latest angling news in the Eastern Sierra is that the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Tourism […]

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Some officials complain about budget shortfall

Citizens and members of the Town Council expressed frustration at the fact that next fiscal year’s budget is some $562,000 short. Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said the shortfall is not an emergency and that Town Staff needs credit for what they have done in the past couple of years. Martinez had sent out the word […]

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Mammoth Town Council: Public comment

Before they headed into their official agenda Wednesday night, the Mammoth Town Council heard from five people during public comment. Jessica Morriss, a Town planner, told the Council that she and others have carried out a series of meetings on the project to re-design Main Street. She said staff, consultants, business owners and stakeholders have […]

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Business and government officials talk BID

Business and government officials talk BID

For a few weeks, a group of Mammoth business owners and officials have met in an exploratory committee to consider formation of a Business Improvement District and the possible imposition of a 1% assessment on gross revenues of lodging, restaurant and retail businesses.  John Urdi, Mammoth Lakes Tourism Director, said that preliminary discussions indicate that […]

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Measure U on air service – yes or no?

As the Mammoth Town Council got ready for more talk on use of utility users’ tax money for an air service subsidy, we talked to Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory about the issue. He said that Alaska Air made it clear if there were not a fall subsidy, they would cancel all service for the […]

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Rising Gas Prices

A bit of good news

In the face of potential municipal bankruptcy, an attack on its water by LADWP, a loss of jobs at Mammoth Mountain and the newest rough news – closure of June Mountain, Mammoth Lakes Tourism issued at least a smidgen of good news – gas prices in Southern California have dropped and visitor numbers are up […]

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Mammoth Town Council meeting: more comments

The dozen or so citizens who stood up to speak to the Mammoth Town Council Tuesday night all supported no budget cuts for Mammoth Lakes Tourism and the marketing of the Town.  No citizen directly addressed the ominous $43 million debt during the budget discussions. The Assistant Town Manager revealed a long-term budget plan that […]

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