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 Post subject: Village parking re-opened!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:17 pm 
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Well, hallelujah! :roll: :clap:

Update on Village at Mammoth parking solution
Town of Mammoth Lakes press release

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The Town of Mammoth Lakes and Glass Creek, LLC, through their representatives Dan Holler, Town Manager, and Will Gustafson from Glass Creek, wednesday announced that they have reached a conceptual agreement concerning the ongoing use of the East Village Parcel as a parking lot to service the Village at Mammoth commercial properties.

As a result of reaching this conceptual agreement, the property owner will immediately resume offering parking services in the East Village lot.

Dan Holler remarked, “The recent closure of the East Village Parking Lot made it clear to everyone that there needs to be a long term solution to the parking issues in the Village. This conceptual agreement is an important first step to realizing that solution.”

Gustafson, whose partners purchased the East Village development parcel within the last year, was equally pleased, stating “This conceptual agreement provides for temporary parking, and will satisfy parking demand until development construction begins on the site. We all must realize that ultimately this parking area will no longer be available, and so a permanent solution is required.”

Both parties indicated that the conceptual agreement will hopefully lead to a prompt conclusion of a future written commitment by both parties, which they referred to as a “Path To A Permanent Village Parking Solution.”

Both also agreed that the “Path” will ultimately include some or all of the following: utilization of the Town’s land at the aging Community Center and other locations adjacent to the Village, the formation of a parking district or other creative financing alternatives, and modifications to the requirements for, and location of, structured parking associated with the ultimate development of the East Village Parcel.

Upon re-opening the lot, 144 parking spaces will immediately become available. Recently proposed improvements to the North and South portions of the parcel, which will now be processed for approval, will add 132 more spaces, resulting in 276 available spaces, significantly more than the 210 spots required in association with the Village commercial businesses.

Holler further commented “Given the long history, I believe the Town has a political obligation to participate in reaching a permanent parking solution. This Path will get us there. Moreover, this agreement facilitates the immediate availability of sufficient parking to service the thousands of summer visitors to the Village, including the 1,500 participants in this weekend’s Half Marathon, who will attend events at the Village.”

Gustafson commented, “I am confident that, with Dan’s leadership, stakeholders within the community will be able to work through the challenges to a permanent Village parking solution that will pave the way for future hotel and commercial development to complete the Village. As a good faith gesture we agreed to reopen Village parking immediately, based on Dan’s commitment to pursuing the forthcoming agreement and recommending its ratification by Town Council.”

The parties will finalize the details of the proposed Path, and will bring it to the Town Council as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:19 pm 
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While I also applaud the gist of the thread title, this is yet another scam. The below little sentence is what they hope many won't notice...
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I believe the Town has a political obligation to participate in reaching a permanent parking solution.
Translation: all the town's taxpayers will fund more Corporate Welfare that directly benefits a small subset of private businessmen (including two seemingly corrupt Councilmen: Raimondo and Richardson).

Read more in two of The Sheet's "Letters" sections...
http://thesheetnews.com/2016/05/27/lett ... ditor-224/
http://thesheetnews.com/2016/06/10/lett ... ditor-225/
...and make sure to click for the PDFs, too.
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The financial burden to correct the parking problem for The Village commercial core should rest on the owners of that commercial property, not the Town government…We the taxpayers shouldn’t be paying to correct a problem a private development created for itself.


Also re-read Oster from nine freaking years ago...
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The Town and decision makers were clearly bullied in the [Intrawest] negotiations. The really knowledgeable people around Mammoth in these sorts of things estimate the Town left $50-100 million on the table.

The Town did get a substandard lot for a minor parking lot––the lot has poor traffic access and will prove very expensive to build on––nothing like the location of the proposed Events Arena. (I’m sure the boys in Vancouver got a good laugh over that one.)
http://www.mammothrealestateblog.com/2007/08/fixing-village.html


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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Wasn't it the town that insisted on limited parking when the village was built? All because the local businesses were afraid they'd lose business if tourists could park and visit the village instead of having to take a bus.


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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:15 am 
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And hence my "eye roll" emoticon in my original post, gentlemen.

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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
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Is it free parking?


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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:21 am 
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The article didn't say, but I highly doubt it since it wasn't free before they closed it.

I had to go to The Village Friday evening to meet some visiting friends for Happy Hour and took the trolley up there. The place was packed with runners checking in for today's Mammoth Half Marathon and a lot of motocross folks, plus ordinary vacationers so I wouldn't have tried to drive either way!

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 Post subject: Re: Village parking re-opened!
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ShiftyRider wrote:
While I also applaud the gist of the thread title, this is yet another scam. The below little sentence is what they hope many won't notice...
Quote:
I believe the Town has a political obligation to participate in reaching a permanent parking solution.
Translation: all the town's taxpayers will fund more Corporate Welfare that directly benefits a small subset of private businessmen (including two seemingly corrupt Councilmen: Raimondo and Richardson).

Read more in two of The Sheet's "Letters" sections...
http://thesheetnews.com/2016/05/27/lett ... ditor-224/
http://thesheetnews.com/2016/06/10/lett ... ditor-225/
...and make sure to click for the PDFs, too.
Quote:
The financial burden to correct the parking problem for The Village commercial core should rest on the owners of that commercial property, not the Town government…We the taxpayers shouldn’t be paying to correct a problem a private development created for itself.


Also re-read Oster from nine freaking years ago...
Quote:
The Town and decision makers were clearly bullied in the [Intrawest] negotiations. The really knowledgeable people around Mammoth in these sorts of things estimate the Town left $50-100 million on the table.

The Town did get a substandard lot for a minor parking lot––the lot has poor traffic access and will prove very expensive to build on––nothing like the location of the proposed Events Arena. (I’m sure the boys in Vancouver got a good laugh over that one.)
http://www.mammothrealestateblog.com/2007/08/fixing-village.html
The Grand Jury's latest report...
http://www.sierrawave.net/mono-county-g ... -released/
...includes the topic of this thread as Investigation #2 starting on page 22. If anybody's interested in this crap, I recommend you refresh your memory by reading Cage's and Stapp's Letters to the Editor first (links in the quoted post). Then read the GJ Report (mouseover the cover page in the sierrawave article and you'll see that you can turn the page etc).

Later, we'll see what the responses are.


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