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‘In God We Trust’ says Bishop City Council

By Charles James The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or free exercise thereof…”  The separation between church and state in the U.S. Constitution has proven a complex and contentious subject. On Monday night, Jan. 26, four of five councilmembers voted to approve […]

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 Jim Ellis sworn in by City Adminstrator Jim Tatum

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Jim Ellis appointed to Bishop City Council

By Charles James Last night, four members of the Bishop City Council unanimously voted to appoint former City Councilman and Mayor Jim Ellis to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Councilman Dave Stottlemyre at the end of December. Stottlemyre resigned to become the new Inyo County Assessor on January 5th. The Council had […]

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Bishop City Council candidates (l-r) Keith Glidewell, Karen Schwartz, Howard Wu, Joe Pecsi, Jim Ellis with moderator

Bishop City Council candidates’ views

Bishop City Council Candidates’ Forum 2014 – Sierra Wave By Charles James With the election tomorrow, following are excerpts from the Bishop City Council Candidate Forum held on October 9 at the Bishop Senior Center. Approximately 60 prospective voters listened to the five candidates vying for two seats open on the Council. The Forum was […]

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LE contract resurrected by politics?

Although it was a closed issue last spring, now published reports talk about what the City of Bishop might have saved contracting for law enforcement with the Inyo Sheriff. A final amount of savings, the Sheriff said, was never determined because the study was never completed. At the beginning of the year, the Bishop City […]

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Bishop TBID in the works

The Bishop City Council has approved a resolution that declares the City’s intent to set up the Bishop Tourism Improvement District. A public meeting and hearing will follow. Only lodging businesses would be assessed, and the money would be used to pay for marketing and sales promotion efforts for the assessed businesses. The Bishop Chamber […]

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Buckingham chosen as City Manager of Morro Bay

On Monday, when the Bishop City Council agreed to pay David Buckingham $38,000 to avoid litigation over the City Administrator’s job, Buckingham was accepting another job as City Manager of Morro Bay. He was one of 50 applicants for the position and the number one choice. As we have reported, sources confirmed that Buckingham signed […]

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Bishop’s Settlement Agreement with Colonel (with updates)

Update:  To public questions about the City Council vote on the Settlement Agreement, public record reveals that Attorney Tracy stated that Councilman Stottlemyre made the motion to approve the Agreement and the vote was unanimous in favor. Update:  David Buckingham has been appointed as the Morro Bay City Manager, effective September 29th. Monday night, the […]

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Five will go for two Bishop City Council seats

At the deadline Friday, five people had signed up to run for two seats on the Bishop City Council. Candidates include the two incumbents and three citizens. Councilman Keith Glidewell will seek re-election. Mayor Jim Ellis will also run again. Challenging them are former Bishop Police Chief Joe Pecsi, co-owner of Sage to Summit Karen […]

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New city administrator ahead

The Bishop City Council will sit down for a special meeting today at noon in the City Hall executive conference room. They will conduct a closed session regarding employment of a new City Administrator. Current Administrator Keith Caldwell announced earlier that he and his wife would leave Bishop to return to Georgia to care for […]

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City Council: TUT talk, TBID talk and Granicus

The City of Bishop Administrator calls it a proactive tax for the future. That’s the possible Transaction and Use Tax increase which would raise funds to handle delayed capital improvements and give the City of Bishop a more solid financial foundation. Administrator Keith Caldwell talked to the Inyo Supervisors about this potential tax increase and […]

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