Grim work on Town
finances cuts, and cuts, and cuts
There may as well have been blood in the streets.
The Mammoth Lakes Town Council, facing a shortfall budget of more than $2 million and a deadline of June 22 for a reckoning, took out its machetes on Wednesday night and got to work on the finances.
Three police officers will have to go. Any improvements to the townâ€™s dilapidated police station are a ha-ha-ha.
At least one staffer â€“ maybe more â€“ will have to leave Public Works.
Ready to have 50,000 people land on your front porch?
Under plans announced this week, Mammothâ€™s airport next winter will handle four flights a day, seven days a week. It will also handle seven flights a day on the busy Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday weekends.
Moreover, the airport will serve travelers from San Diego and Orange County for the first time, fulfilling the wishes of Mammoth-loving SoCals who found the trip to Los Angeles International as irritating as the six-eight-hour drive up here.