One of the gripes repeated in many public issues? Transparency of government functions. What are they doing and how much does it cost? City of Bishop Mayor Dave Stottlemyre has an idea.
At the meeting of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments Friday in Bishop, a software company will make a presentation to officials of our two counties. Mike McCann of Delphi software in Mountain View, California, will talk about his company’s software which is designed to improve government transparency.
Mayor Stottlemyre said that the software would allow for the public to have ongoing access to local government budgets to see what’s happening with their money. Stottlemyre said the cost would be $200 per month. He thinks it’s worth a try for local governments and special districts.
The Council of governments will also look at creation of a radio communication contract with other agencies. That meeting is scheduled to start at 1pm Friday at Bishop City Council Chambers.
Before that meeting, the Board of Eastern Sierra Transit Authority will meet starting at 10 am at Bishop City Council Chambers. That board will consider a drug and alcohol policy update for ESTA and possible approval of a conflict of interest code.
In a closed session, the ESTA Board will deal with labor negotiations and real property negotiations with the Town of Mammoth and its transportation facility in the Industrial Park regarding a lease.