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July Community Coffee - Shared screen with speaker view
Tony - Chiapas Mexico
19:37
reading alot of "hostility" posts these days about tourism . . . on fb especially . . . ( I recognize that other SoCa locations are esperiencing similar reactions . . . ) ... in gest, what are people drinking???
monicaprelle
25:09
Hi Matt, You are saying “in California” does this mean there is no advertising outside of California right now?
Betty Hylton
26:43
Does MLT have data on number of visits/clicks to the website?
Michael Vanderhurst
29:19
Will Deb pls update us on the current status of the Welcome Center, and any future opening plans? Thx
debraaschweizer
29:38
Speaking about hostility, this article is worth a read: https://apple.news/ArexxCFigQF6C6S0jFN_oZg
Dan Holler
33:26
Deb - what is the status LEOs on the forest?
Betty Hylton
34:05
Great. I will follow up with you directly afterwards. Thank you.
Green Fox Events - Sandra
34:18
Is there a phone number to call to report FS infractions?
craigsterling
34:23
Hi Deb, There are a lot of people out of work, have you discussed expanding staff for help of enforcement? Or is that even an option?
karen okelly
34:26
Why can't we limit the number of nightly rentals and hotels during the pandemic? Can we go back to 50% or 75% capacity? Even for a short period of time?
Johnmorris
35:05
I find just the opposite at Snowcreek. Guests have been very nice and appreciative.
Cheryl Witherill
35:38
I want to have Deb thank her team for the control efforts at June. we run the kayak rental company and things were getting out of hand. it is back to its normal beautiful beach with room for everyone. huge effort and we are super appreciative.
Jameisha Washington
35:50
Our dispatch center 760-873-2405 For FS infractions. That is the central location and allows FS/BLM too to dispatch LE
Stacy Schaubmayer
38:34
I'm not sure cutting back further on lodging is the answer. Those of us legally operating are answering a lot of questions, trying to educate guests, cleaning up after guests and managing the overall number of guests actually staying at our properties.
Robin Stater
40:50
Everyone I’ve encounter is happy and grateful to be in the Sierra. Its disturbing that some locals are getting “Hostile” to visitors. I think many more people will enjoy the Sierra in the future after having a good experience here. Yes everyone is emotionally stressed…We can’t have the NIMBY attitude..sorry its a “Free Country” still…:)
Robin Stater
41:52
In the future maybe have registration for certain trailheads like Coldwater and Rock Creek, like they have in Yosemite..:)
Michael Vanderhurst
44:37
Will Dan pls touch on the MLTPA ambassador program being launched? thx
John Urdi
44:53
Question for Deb Schweizer - can we not operate the welcome center with limits on people in the center at any given time like other retail shops in town? Or even setting up an outdoor information center?
Angie Plaisted
45:21
For Brianna with MLCC: What are the hours of the PPE distribution Tuesday and do businesses need to put in an order in advance?
Brianna Cuellar
46:35
10am to noon. No ordering in advance. First come, first serve.
Savanna Deger
47:04
Question for Matt- how much money/funds will Visit Mammoth allocate for staff to help support the forest service especially in regards to Reds Meadow and the June Lake area. If you’re inviting all these people here then you need to help support the folks who are actually on the group dealing with all these visitors
Angie Plaisted
47:05
Thank you!
Savanna Deger
48:18
The FS is extremely under staffed and I know the town helps with restrooms in town, but that is not enough
Dan Holler
49:47
We have two programs running:
Brianna Cuellar
51:02
FYI - MLTPA is looking for volunteers and paid employees to staff their Trail Host Program.
Dan Holler
53:25
1) Town Ambassador program that is focused on going and meeting with businesses - provides information, education, define needs and ways to address. 2) we also respond to and do spot check where we have complaints of poor behavior for lax protocols. 2) we are ramping up a "trail" host program through our Trails program through our trails manager Joel Rathje - jrathje@townofmammothlakes.ca.gov - for more information and/or if you are interested in volunteering
craigsterling
54:39
Matt, I do understand that we are pushing our message for wearing masks and being responsible, which is great. However, the pictures in these show what everyone in LA wants: outdoors to themselves. The picture with the line drawings you showed, had a couple all by themselves with the Minarets in the background. That seems to be inviting, in my opinion. Without changing message, could we consider removing those background images during the crisis? I don’t know if it will change much from the visitors coming, but maybe it would not encourage visitation, as the current ads still do, in my opinion.
monicaprelle
54:52
MLT question:N Tahoe is asking people to stay away on weekends. Tuolumne County is also now asking people to stay away.In addition to responsible travel messaging does MLT have any plans for this sort of “stay away” messaging to help mitigate crowds?
Green Fox Events - Sandra
57:54
I want to publicly applaud Emily Bryant at MLT who is the sole person fielding phone calls, complaints, and inquiries for both MLT and FS visitor inquiries (I think). I wouldn’t want that job right now!
Robin Stater
57:56
What is the rule for camping in the forest? Is it open for camping anywhere? I know they aren’t suppose to have campfires.
Robin Stater
59:06
I’ve always thought that any campfires were problematic in the forest..:)
Fianna Ose
01:00:09
and the rule for camping in shady res area, supposed to be 4 miles out but they are not.
Alisa Mokler
01:00:56
Vons remains a large concern. There is no crowd control at the door, as we have seen at any other grocery store in these times (one in, one out). For the safety of customers AND employees, can anything be done about this?
Emily Bell
01:02:17
WHAT ABOUT HELP IN JUNE LAKE AND LEE VINING, ETC. NOT JUST MAMMOTH
Jill Marie
01:02:25
I'm looking on my phone on hospital "covid update and info" link. it was last updated June 30th. where can we actually find a more current updated status of the hospital? again, I think knowing where we're at with capacity is very important.
Emily Bell
01:03:09
PLEASE BRING THESE SMALLER TOWNS SOME POSTER AND PAMPHLETS TO HAND OUT AS WELL AS A VOLUNTEER TO TALK TO AND ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS FOR OUR VISITORS
Kristy Williams
01:03:22
My concern is mental health of our front line workers.We are putting so much responsibility on their shoulders:- enforcement of mask mandates- enforcement of # of people in their business at any time- mandatory testing with the knowledge that they could be “responsible” for their business closing- working extra shifts or having to do the job of two people due to being short staffed, especially when other employees are quarantining due to possible exposure to a positive case- EVERY day is comparable to the busiest day of the year in past yearsIt seems like there is not anyone who “has their backs”. They are already mentally exhausted.If there is anyone on the panel is who currently doing anything to support our front line workers, can yon please detail what you are doing? And what MORE can we do?
Michelle Quirsfeld
01:04:32
I agree with Alisa’s comment about Vons. Can the TOML and other agencies put some pressure on them to enforce #s, entrance, masking, cleaning carts, etc. I think that’s where a lot of local dismay comes from as well!
Michael Vanderhurst
01:05:22
Thx Dan for creative thinking on Welcome Center!!
karen okelly
01:07:57
I was happy to see more speed limit signs in old mammoth and the lakes basin. Thank you to whoever implemented that. Also, more MLPD up to the lakes. good job!!
Dan Holler
01:09:44
This past week we met with local manager, regional and state reps from Vons on the issues noted here. We'll be looking to see what changes are made following that discussion.
craigsterling
01:12:45
I would like to thank everyone addressing our concerns. Special thanks to John, Deb and Dan.
Robin Stater
01:13:10
ok thanks
Green Fox Events - Sandra
01:14:04
Is it possible for the FS to have a social media (mostly Facebook) presence right now to help. Manage the negative comments and press?
Frank Frievalt
01:14:09
We also had a localized spike in camper visitation with displaced persons from the Iris Fire in Rock Creek last week, both those evacuated and those that had planned on staying there but did not check ahead.
lkaylor
01:14:39
https://www.stellarbrew.life/product-page/donation
Robin Stater
01:14:48
How about if you put up a cal trans digital sign about NO FIRES in undesignated camping areas?
WokNnature
01:15:57
As far as to your mental health concern Kristy, I Desiree with wokNnature have been offering FREE virtual in nature meditations for 30 mins via Facebook Live at Woknnature. Every Wednesday Friday and Sunday. More info available at visitmammoth.com. Tomorrow an offering is at 12:30PM
Lauren Burke
01:16:01
https://coronavirus.monocounty.ca.gov/
Debbi Frolove
01:17:09
thank you everyone!
matt gebo
01:17:21
Thanks to everyone for joining us
Marc Gallin
01:17:25
safety
Green Fox Events - Sandra
01:17:26
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Robin Stater
01:17:27
stay safe
Lori B.
01:17:28
recreate responstibe
Cheryl Witherill
01:17:29
safey
Kristy Williams
01:17:31
Mammoth Promise
Emily Bell
01:17:31
SAFE VISITING
craigsterling
01:17:32
responsible travel
Alicia
01:17:33
where to have lunch
Dan Holler
01:17:42
Thanks.
Angie Plaisted
01:17:45
Thank you!
Laura Beardsley
01:17:46
Thank you!