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Reports from Inyo Supervisors, Bishop City Council

By Deb Murphy One of the cool things about attending Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meetings are the little kernels of knowledge available. For instance, last week, those watching learned that dirty discarded mattresses are worth two cents more than not-dirty discarded mattresses. The Mattress Recycling Council will pay Inyo $2.62 for used mattresses and […]

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Bishop City Council report: New Chief, new homes

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council delivered one surprise out of three potentially explosive topics Monday night. The two non-surprises: Interim Chief Ted Stec was appointed permanent chief of the Bishop Police Department and the Council accepted the Revised Initial Negative Declaration on the proposed 15-home Kingston subdivision. The surprise: the members pulled away from […]

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Bishop City Council modifies ordinance but allows cultivation of medical marijuana

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council accepted the tone of the Planning Commission’s medical marijuana cultivation ordinance, added a few tweaks of its own and appears to have a consensus, minus one, on allowing the cultivation of medical marijuana within city limits. The final ordinance will have its first reading at the Council’s January 11 […]

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Bishop City Council meeting news

By Deb Murphy With the Revised Draft Negative Declaration documents on the 15-home Kingston Subdivision issued last week, the opening public comment period at Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting focused on what Rome Street neighbors to the site, currently occupied by Bishop Nursery, considered flaws in the document. Terrence Tye and Stan Wooden pointed […]

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More on mitigation measures for Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy The City of Bishop’s 215-page Revised Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Kingston Subdivision outlines additional mitigation measures, compared to the 24-page Initial Draft, and incorporates additional water and soil studies in the hopes of assuaging concerns of neighbors to the 15-home development on Home Street. A number of the subdivision’s potential […]

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Bishop City Council approves Ted Stec for police department

By Deb Murphy Monday evening’s meeting of the Bishop City Council was short on new business but long on information provided during the updates and reports. The Council approved the hiring of Ted Stec as Bishop Police Department lieutenant and interim police chief. Stec brings 24 years of law enforcement experience, most recently as master […]

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Bishop City Council hears many issues

By Deb Murphy Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting was standing room only, though it wnot really evident why. The Council honored foster parents, discussed vaping and potential city ordinances, even the possibility of defining “city standards” and updated residents on the progress of environmental work on the Kingston subdivision. The audience faded away gradually […]

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