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Future Of Calaveras Visitors Center

Angels Camp, CA– The Calaveras Visitors Center may soon be closing its doors. Trying to close a budget gap, the Angels Camp City Council has proposed that the Calaveras Visitor Bureau start paying rent in the amount of $2,000 beginning October 1st, 2010. The Calaveras Visitors Board of Directors has concluded that any additional costs incurred by the board will force the Bureau from their current location.


This past Monday at the Angels Camp Firehouse, the Angels Camp City Council held their Personal/Finance/Quality of Life Committee meeting at which time the proposed rent and lease agreement was discussed.


Lisa Mayo, Calaveras Visitor Bureau Executive Director said that Monday’s meeting had a great show of support from people who want to see the Visitors Center remain in Angels Camp. “About 20 people got up and spoke. I believe the direction we are going to go now is to look for a compromise. They (the Angels Camp City Council) are going into closed session on Tuesday, September 7th. They will come out of that with a recommendation. They’ll talk about the lease agreement and hopefully they’ll give us some direction or a place where we can start negotiating,” said Mayo.


The Calaveras Visitors Center currently resides in a 700 square-foot building in historic downtown Angels Camp.


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com