Letter to the editor: standing up for Deb Pierrel


debpierrelI have known Deb Pierrel for 14 years, in fact I meet Deb the first day she came to town. She is a very dedicated and sincere person and is very passionate about Mammoth Lakes.

I was very disappointed to see the editorial in the Sheet last week from an anonymous source making accusations.

Are we that desperate as a community to have to resort to such tactics? Will the Sheet be running a column to discusss all of the candidate’s personal issues?  Or other prominent figures & or companies who have impact in our community?  Maybe it could include all the candidates running for all offices in Mono County. That would give us a running column for the next 17 or so weeks. Maybe call it the financial expose’ for Mono County candidates.

How about we report on the positive:  Town clean up day, Tioga Pass opens early, bus tours are here the first week of May, summer should be “The best summer ever”, Pam Murphy 40 Years with Mammoth Mountain.

The sad part about all is that we, as a Community, are destroying ourselves.   We have citizens polarized on topics, calling corporations names, people attacking new developers and pointing nasty public fingers with name calling to our regional constituents. We also have some local tabloids not reporting news that they do not agree with. We are destroying ourselves from within. This type of behavior is out of control and will lead us nowhere.

I have decided to Vote for Deb Pierrel on June 3rd for Mammoth Lakes Town Council.

John T. Vereuck



8 Responses to Letter to the editor: standing up for Deb Pierrel

  1. Limelight May 23, 2014 at 11:40 pm #

    The Sheet article I read was NOT anonymous, it spoke from the heart of someone who was wronged by Ms Pierrel. He felt so strongly that he wrote Ted and stated “I wouldn’t vote for her. Then he explained why, in depth. That’s NEWS.

    Her actions speak volumes about her brand of integrity, or in this case, LACK OF INTEGRITY.

    You can’t hold back vital information like that and expect to realistically compete for a Council seat.

    This is not someone the Community needs to represent us. To elect her would be disastrous. We need to change the way we do business to the new renaissance of doing business in an honest and transparent way that’s truly built to last.

    Mammoth is 30 years old and doesn’t have pot to pee in. This is a direct result of poor leadership.

    As for Pam Murphy, you obviously never worked for or beside her at the mountain.
    I’m not going to judge Ms Murphy, but is her retirement newsworthy? NOT!

    Mr Carlton has an accurate sense of what is news and what is just wasted ink. He is here to balance the real estate driven yellow ink journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create false property booms and busts.

    If you are truly here because you love Mammoth you know the core of this COMMUNITY is grounded and centered.

    There is no need to sensationalize the news to attract new developers or forward intemperate personal agendas.

  2. Johnson Dave May 24, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    Even if Deb Pierrel had a stellar business history, I wouldn’t vote for her since she wants to have nightly home rentals in Mammoth’s single family neighborhoods. (And I wouldn’t vote for Colin Fernie or John Wentworth for the the same reason).

  3. Hans May 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Neither Fernie nor Wentworth have come out in support of single family home rentals.

    • Johnson Dave May 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

      Colin Fernie voted in favor of single family rentals while on the planning commission, and confirmed that support in both the Mammoth Times and The Sheet. Additionally, he has stood behind that position during this campaign.

      John Wentworth doesn’t have a voting record on the subject, but is of the same opinion.

      There is is no such thing as not having a position on this hot button issue. Not if you live in Mammoth.

  4. Bob May 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    “How about we report on the positive:”

    You can’t have up without down, black without white, or positive without negitive.

    I can’t stand this keep it postive crap. Excuse me while I go barf.

    • Mammothite May 25, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      How about just reporting the truth, what ever it may be, as Benett does.

  5. ferdinand lopez May 25, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    if pierrel has a realy bad background,you can count on her being on the town council,dont forget to vote!!

  6. h May 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    John, interesting letter to the editor. While I agree with your thoughts of the damage the Sheet has done to our community – I can recall countless Town Council meetings over multiple years watching you suck up and cuddle Ted like everyone else in our community (who want good press). So your comments seem sort of late in the process.


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