Bishop’s downtown parking focus of open house

The City of Bishop will hold an open house from 3 to 7 pm on 27 August to discuss how to improve parking in downtown.


The open house will be in the conference room in City Hall, 377 West Line Street. Community members are invited to drop in anytime during these hours to learn about and provide ideas on how to make downtown parking better.

Anyone concerned about downtown Bishop should attend.

The open house will have maps that show the current parking situation and other maps and sheets for input on how the parking situation could be changed. Ways that parking could be changed include changing the hours that parking is allowed and changing parking configurations, among other things.

The main focus of the open house will be the downtown core, essentially one block either side of Main Street from Clarke and Lagoon Streets in the south to Academy Avenue and May Street in the north. Other parts of downtown can be discussed as well.

Parking in downtown Bishop must balance the needs of businesses, residents, visitors, and employees while meeting all legal and municipal requirements. Because of this, it will be especially helpful to hear from all of these groups during the open house. Public participation is important to make the most of this process and the open house on 27 August in City Hall will be one of the best chances to have your voice heard in the process.

If you can’t make it to the open house, come by City Hall to see the maps and provide input. Input is welcome by phone and email as well. The open house will be followed by at least one workshop with City Council before changes are implemented.

Contact the City of Bishop Department of Public Works at 873-8458 for more information about parking in downtown Bishop and the open house 27 August.



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One Response to Bishop’s downtown parking focus of open house

  1. Jim Nott August 26, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    You would have thought the City of Bishop would have considered this issue before they did the Warren Street Project and eliminated parking spots in every business lot. Seems like very large rocks and pretty flower pots that flood with water every night wasn’t worth the hassle of having to park a little further away. Honestly the parking lots would not be so bad if there were places to park on the street. Oh, wait, yeah they made the curbs so big and ridiculous you can’t park there either. But on the other hand, good thing the City didn’t sell that nice big parking lot across from the Court House, because ya know, it’s always just over packed with cars and busses. The City must be in a very good financial situation.. Hurting for parking up and down Main Street but have nice big empty parking lots growing grass out of the cracks!!!!!


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