It’s great that the voters of Mammoth have eight candidates for Town Council.
It’s not so great that hardly any of them know what they’re talking about.
In their first public forum of the campaign season this past week, many of the candidates offered solid vision-type of answers to tough questions that were offered by the Chamber of Commerce and the moderator, Brent Truax.
Mostly, though, the candidates came up short on detailed explanations as to how these visions are to be put in place.
Town managers are a little bit like baseball managers.
When they’re good, everybody heaps praise all over them, saying there is no way in the world the team would have won without them.
More times than not, though, the awesomely great baseball manager becomes a bum in two or three years. The manager, universally despised at that point, then rotates to a different team and the process repeats itself
So it is with town managers, who on average last just over seven years before moving on to the next town.
In light of Marianna Marysheva-Martinez’s resignation this past week and the rumors leading up to her decision, we’ve witnessed the reactions of our passionate Mammoth citizens, not just to the fact of her resignation, but also to how the whole thing happened.
To put it bluntly, the reactions tell us, not very well.