Still no comment on status of Mammoth Town Manager

David Wilbrecht

Mammoth Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht

After two closed sessions with Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht and an item that called for discipline, dismissal or release of a public employee, the Mammoth Town Council had no action to report.

Mayor Matthew Lehman told Sierra Wave Media Thursday night that there was no action in the afternoon closed session with Mr. Wilbrecht. The Mayor said he “kind of expected something,” but he declined to be more specific. Mayor Lehman also said that the Council would meet again in closed session on Monday. He said he anticipates the meeting will include the Town Council and their legal staff.

When asked directly if Town Manager Wilbrecht were leaving or being asked to leave, Mayor Lehman said he could not comment due to Brown Act restrictions on the closed sessions.

Although usually reliable sources say that the Town Manager is out, there is no confirmation of that. Town Council members continue to say they can not comment, and Mr. Wilbrecht has not returned our calls.

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14 Responses to Still no comment on status of Mammoth Town Manager

  1. MMM is no leader February 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    @ SierraFan –
    In my 30 years of corporate experience with international organizations, I can tell you that I wish I had a dime for all of those “climbers” like MMM that I’ve seen come and go. Throwing confusing and boring figures after figures, numbers after numbers, and graphs after graphs, is not exactly what I would call “telling it the way it is.” Nor is her hatchet-man style the “hardest job.” This young lady is a flash in the pan, and in the long term, hurts organizations when given carte blanche to fire everybody. Believe me, this is not the leadership a community needs.

  2. SierraFan February 4, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    The problem here seems to be that Dave is pretty well liked for what we know of him and MMM isn’t because she’s the one who had the responsibility to tell it the way it is. He get’s my vote! MMM has done the hardest job of all which is to be honest by putting things in perspective. 99 percent of us here can throw pretty big stones at her here but without her or someone like her, we would be up S…’s creek!

  3. Slave to the system February 4, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    It seems to me, that unlike Wood and Eastman, Dave Wilbrecht was nowhere in sight when the airport mess reared its ugly head. He was busy running Mono County, and doing more than an adequate job at that (probably the reason he was hired for the town job in the first place). In spite of what the editor of The Sheet in his customarily nasty drive-by journalistic manner, bitterly whined about recently, it seems to me that taking alloted vacation days off and having coffee breaks is not exactly what any reasonable person would view as grounds for termination. Something severely politically stinks here, and it lies behind the record-breaking closed door sessions conducted by those whose only qualifications for their absolute power, is that they received the most votes. (With two of them running unopposed to boot). The political system in our town is severely broken.

    Where are ya, Skip Harvey, now that we need ya the most?

  4. Turtleneck February 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Well, even if Dave didn’t do a great job, MMM is not going to be any better. Dave was never even given a fair shot of success, with the clowns on the council and the awkward two-headed town manager system. How can you lead when no one is in charge?

  5. Slave to the system February 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    The fish always stinks the worst at the head.
    If anybody has to be replaced and quickly, its the elected bozos who wield all the power, marginalize good people, and create a hostile work environment just begging to be sued.
    If I were Dan Watson, I’d be preparing for an exit.

    • SkiJohn February 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      Then we’ll be looking for you to run for council next time around. What you fail to realize is no one wants that thankless job, so your desire to have them replaced is pointless when there is no one willing to replace them! The town voted for the idiots (Eastman and Wood) time and time again, so we have no one to blame but ourselves.

      • Slave to the system February 4, 2013 at 6:34 am #

        The councilmen know perfectly well that two of them ran unopposed for their jobs. They also know they can act with complete impunity. It seems that their next step is to put a number-cruncher, (who would make an okay finance director – not a CAO) lives in another town, and is clearly ruthless and uncaring to those she would “supervise.” This should be a signal to the community that perhaps a lottery of sorts should take place to replace the two (who were around when they bankrupted the town with the airport fiasco), the other councilman (who is a developer), and the bagel guy who I understand is becoming as ruthless as Lehman, and see what happens. Keep Bacon. She she seems to be the only ethical one left. Hey, what do we have to lose?

  6. JR February 3, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Lets see… Mono… TOML… INYO is in a downword spiral ( how long before there is a change in administration there). Maybe a complete shake up is just what this great valley needs…

  7. ferdinand lopez February 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    get rid of them all,put in people renting in the ghetto who know what mammoth is realy about

    • Trouble February 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

      Slave to the System- you have zero idea what a ghetto looks like. But, you might be half right!

  8. SPAZ February 1, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    Two town managers, one town… Do the math.
    This is the same guy who blundered blindly through a debauched BANKRUPTCY costing Mammoth 49 MILLION dollars +++.
    The only thing he negotiated well was his own contract.
    He is a bureaucrat, pure and simple.
    At 300+K a year, his only concern is his retirement, not you or me, or the town. Look at his actions. Bet he wants to give himself a big fat raise for the great job he has done. NOT!
    Things must change or it will happen again.
    Lehman, Raimondo and Bacon have to beat back the old regime that Wood and Eastman have buggered up royally.
    This is the naked truth that Mammoth’s town council has to face.
    They (the bureaucrats) took everything for 24 years, padded their pensions and screwed our town.
    This house of cards cannot sustain and will fall.
    Wilbrecht has to go the way of Manning and all the rest.
    Bye bye.

    • Slave to the system February 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

      Lehman and Raimondo would be the LAST power-freaks I’d trust. They are banking on total apathy from the citizens of Mammoth, and apparently could care less that good people are being put through their meatgrinder. This is ultimately going to cost the town more and more $$$ in ways you cannot imagine.

  9. Snowball in hell February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    Rumor has it that there are many more employees ready to submit their resignations if MMM is hired as the new TM. Maybe it’s time to start over and hire someone who cares.

  10. Larry Storch January 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    I hear they have an opening at F Troop in Mono County!


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