Police-Hispanic Community set new meeting


The Mammoth Lakes Police Community Hispanic Advisory Committee this week finalized plans for the next Town Hall meeting.

This time, the meeting will be on Friday, June 8, at 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Sierra Lodge in the Village.

Police Chief Dan Watson created the Hispanic Advisory Committee in late 2010 in an effort to build trust and improve communications between the Police Department and Mammoth’s Hispanic residents.

Watson said presentations will be made by representatives from the Mexican Consulate, the Mono County Superior Court on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, the Department of Motor Vehicles on licensing, and a joint presentation on disciplining children by the Mammoth Unified School District and Wild-Iris.

In addition, he told the Town Council Wednesday evening that there will also be an Open Forum where questions can be asked of representatives of these agencies, along with the Police and Fire Departments of Mammoth Lakes and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department.

Watson said interpreters will be present and it will be possible for attendees to ask questions anonymously by way of using index cards. 

Food will be provided and there will be supervised child care, he said.