The letter titled â€śFor the Nordic Record,â€ť submitted by Brian Knox and published in the Dec. 23, 2011, edition, contains factual inaccuracies that we would like to address here.
The Town of Mammoth Lakesâ€”not MLTPAâ€”has submitted a Measure R application for a multi-year funding commitment supporting a cooperative effort between the Town and the Inyo National Forest to establish and maintain the Mammoth Lakes Trail System (MLTS).
If awarded, Measure R funds will be used to construct recommended projects from the Townâ€™s recently adopted Trail System Master Plan. How these funds are allocated will be at the sole discretion of the Town, not MLTPA.
MLTPA is funded by a variety of sources including our supporters; state, federal, and local grants; private foundation grants; and contracts with public agencies that are awarded through transparent and publicly accountable procedures.
MLTPA reports thoroughly and regularly on its Measure R awards and Town contracts. The public can access video presentations of quarterly reports given at public Recreation Commission meetings by visiting www.mltpa.org.
We have also recently posted a detailed response to the opinions that Sandy Hogan has been sharing through her letters to the local papers.
Our community is facing historic challenges.
With all of the facts in hand, and the determination and willingness to work together in times of adversity, we are convinced that the best days for outdoor recreation in Mammoth Lakes lie before us.
We look forward to working with all of our partners to help see this vision realized.
Community Engagement Director