Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will continue to work for Mammoth


Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said the Town will keep Martinez into 2014.

ANOTHER UPDATE –  Seems Ms. Myrold “mis-typed the total”  of Marianna Marysheva-Martinez’s total compensation. Myrold said of Martinez, “Her base salary is $208,000 with PERS her total compensation is $245,915.”

UPDATE – Correction from Manager Wilbrecht on Martinez’s compensation.  Acting Finance Director Cyndi Myrold said, “Marianna’s base salary is $208,000.  With PERS, the total employee cost is $345,915.  Marianna does not receive any other benefits in her current contract.”

Mammoth Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht has confirmed that the Town will continue to employ Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez into 2014. Her current contract ends next spring. Wilbrecht said the Town is in the process of amending that contract to include a new title and duties and the same pay.  Wilbrecht said Martinez’s contract will be extended through July, 2014, and her job description will be Administrative Services Director which is in the approved budget.

During talks about elimination of jobs in the re-structuring of Mammoth Town government, a number of citizens pointed to two town managers as too expensive and unnecessary. Asked to respond to those critics, Manager Wilbrecht said, “The Town has many managers – the police chief, public works, community development and recreation.”  Wilbrecht said that Martinez will be a manager to oversee the financial department.  He said that he and Martinez have never been “two people doing the same thing.”

Wilbrecht said Martinez has focused on the settlement with MLLA and will do follow up work on that

Interim Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez

Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will become Mammoth’s Administrative Services Director.

issue as well as “development and management of the town financial systems, tax collection systems, budgets, state reporting, employee salary and benefit study, development of an asset management plan, and performance efficiencies in many town activities.” Wilbrecht said that if the Town did not retain Martinez, they would advertise and hire an Administrative Services Director.

I asked Wilbrecht to generally describe what it is he does for the Town and what Martinez will do.  He said he handles labor negotiations, regional partnerships with the County, Forest Service and other agencies, oversight of all departments such as Human Resources, Risk Management, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Economic Development, Housing, ESTA, and MLTPA.  He is also the personnel director.

Wilbrecht said Martinez’s job is systems and finance, budget development, implementation and monitoring, post bankruptcy details which are numerous, budget work, he said, including forecasting, capital projects and budgeting, agreements at the airport and in the future many other tasks.

Martinez will continue to make a gross payment of $192,000 per year plus travel and use of a town-owned condo.  Asked again to comment on those who criticize retaining Martinez, Wilbrecht said, “There are certain things government needs to do and do well.  Our goal is to do things well.  Marianna will help us do that.”


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30 Responses to Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will continue to work for Mammoth

  1. Way to go City Manager! December 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Gotta love a manager who admits he’s making more than enough and willing to focus on those under him/her.
    Zapata is truly a man amongst men.

  2. MegaBucks and local government December 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    MMM is a number cruncher good at powerpoint presentations.
    A good computer program, a high school bookkeeping class, and a crash-course in California municipal laws and PRESTO! … You TOO can be in the MegaBucks category of local government.

    • City Manager cuts pay December 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

      SAN LEANDRO — City Manager Chris Zapata made an unusual proposal when asking for $10,000 raises for the police chief and assistant city manager — to cover the expense, he will take a $20,000 yearly pay cut.

      “It’s a pretty novel approach, I think,” Zapata said Monday after the council approved the two raises — giving both employees an annual salary of $187,000 — by a 5-to-2 vote.

      He said he did it to keep Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli and Assistant City Manager Lianne Marshall from being hired by other cities in the area. He pointed out that there are about to be police chief vacancies in San Jose and Fremont, and Alameda’s assistant city manager just left.

      In return, Spagnoli and Marshall will commit to five-year contracts. Zapata’s pay cut will cover the expense for the next two years, until his contract expires in 2014. After that, the raises will come out of the general fund.

  3. Waxlips December 3, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Oh, my aching back!!! Do you think there is any dishonesty and greed going on? I don’t live in Mammoth, and I don’t have all the facts, but something smells fishy.

  4. SierraFan December 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    It’s interesting how so many of you are just like to complain rather than do something yourself! Crazy! But I guess this blog is open to all. MMM is doing a fantastic job! My guess is that all the nay sayers here are here just to spew!

    • Waxlips December 3, 2012 at 8:26 am #

      Sierra fan,
      I guess you don’t have the facts either.

  5. NoRestForTheSHADY December 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Ok everyone. I think we know what’s going on here. Mr. Wilbrecht is about to cash in his chips (and his giant pension) and the council will hand over the reigns officially to MMM (not like she hasn’t been running things already – into the ground no less). Get ready for more shady dealings, unethical decision making, and pocket padding. I wish they would outsource her job back to SoCal…oh wait, she’s there most of the time already.

    • upthecreek December 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      Bingo.. like I have been saying for Years.. It’s all about the size of the pension and what they make the last 2 years..


  6. Mike J November 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Really? So the Town Council is concerned with how much the MLPD officers are making, and they make up a job for MMM as the Administrative Services Director at $345,915 a year. How much does one of those get paid in some other city, if they even have one. Especially in a Town the size of ours.

    You read about people wanting the police officers to take a cut in pay in order to keep the police department alive. After knowing how much money they are spending on this type of stuff, I don’t blame the cops for standing their ground. The town obviously has money to waste.

    The Council and TM’s obviously have it out for the police department. MMM….the Puppet Master with all her little Council puppets detroying our town. This is a huge slap in the face to all the town employees and our residents.

    • quietstorm December 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      “I don’t blame the cops for standing their ground”

      ………….they didn’t…..they left instead of fighting for themselves and the town…..the public (myself included) wants ALL the policemen to stay b/c we know their value………..but the TC doesn’t…….it was Eastman I believe who said that he simply looked at where the most money was being spent and decided that that was where the town should cut – what a #(>D<!!!! Nice analysis !!! He and his long time buddy needs to go!!!!…not the policemen!

  7. RU4REAL? November 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Maybe everyone on here just needs to drive the 8 miles down to the new track and run ther frustrations off….oh, wait – it’s closed and it is snowing…same effect, don’t ya think?

  8. Wayne Deja November 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    MMM = a cutie-pie…..

  9. ferdinand lopez November 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    ill do it for half,as long as i can do the 1 hour of work per day at night,you can keep the condo,just buy me a pass

  10. lives2ski November 30, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    This is just WRONG! I wondered why Mr. Wilbrecht would want this job given the financial situation the Town is in. Now I know! Both Mr. Wilbrechts and MMM’s salary should reflect the fact that there are 2 FTE’s doing the job of one FTE. One of MMM’s responsibilities is to be the liaison to the lawyers regarding the settlement. Mr Wilbrecht is not capable of this? Why not hire someone at half the cost to do MMM’s job?

  11. snowgirl November 30, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

    • upthecreek November 30, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      “We won’t get FOOLED AGAIN”


    • upthecreek November 30, 2012 at 10:43 am #

      ” I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
      Take a bow for the new revolution
      Smile and grin at the change all around me
      Pick up my guitar and play
      Just like yesterday
      Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
      We don’t get fooled again
      Don’t get fooled again
      No, no!


      Meet the new boss
      Same as the old boss”



  12. Justmeagain November 30, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    WOW. Martinez is not even a resident of Mammoth. On her wages she should buy her own house and pay for her own travel. Maybe she should take a pay cut and save the police department. Martinez has no investment on Mammoth other than a paycheck. When is the town going to wise up.

    • quietstorm December 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

      Isn’t she getting free child care too?

  13. quietstorm November 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    ….that’s a lot of “do, do, (do,do)”…………….

    “There are certain things government needs to DO and DO well. Our goal is to DO things well. Marianna will help us DO that.”

    ….oh brother!…really?

  14. upthecreek November 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm #


    look out Mammoth here it comes..
    we’re here from the govt and here to help…

    govt gone wild
    merry christmas Chief

    • John Startz November 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

      Glad to hear council got something right! Dave put his foot in his mouth basically saying MMM is doing all the work and he is tired and just bilking the town for his last years before retirement. Council get it right again and send him and the $300k Chief packing, stand up for our community, $600k between the two keeps some officers and hires and affordable Cheif and assistant to MMM.

      • upthecreek November 30, 2012 at 10:48 am #

        The police chief already has a GREAT pension from Pasadena, CA .. Just how many public pensions does one NEED????

        Expensive cigars and Hawaiian shirts for everyone


  15. Taking charge November 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Way ta go Mr. Wilbrecht!
    Good to see somebody not afraid to take charge instead of allowing elected officials to run things perhaps further into the ground.
    The only credentials elected officials have to have is that they got the most votes.

  16. concerned November 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Wilbrechts explanation of martinez’s job had the word “budget” 3 times. I think we get that she’s “worked” the budget…

  17. concerned November 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    WOW! So the town can afford an “administrative services director”, but not an adequate police force. how sad. mammoth got worked over on this one…

  18. firsttime November 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Thats alot of money for a manager of three people.

  19. Fool me once November 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Citizens of Mammoth – how much longer will we allow ourselves to be fleeced? You think they couldn’t get someone for this new job for half that amount??

  20. Bemused November 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    The more things change, the more…

    • Get Real December 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

      Keep two Town Managers and get rid of the cops. Brilliant! Why didn’t we all think of that.


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