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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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Bishop City Council okays outdoor sales

Monday night, the Bishop City Council held a public hearing on the City’s Commercial Zone and its permitted uses. The question before them – should outdoor retail sales by “peddlers, solicitors and transient vendors” be permitted uses? Their answer was yes. The Council approved the environmental documents and held a first reading of the revised […]

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LE contract still under study

As the City of Bishop faces ongoing budget challenges, officials decided to at least explore the idea of a law enforcement contract with Inyo County. Sheriff Bill Lutze and his team continue their preliminary investigation of costs. Meanwhile, the City Council scheduled a workshop for today to look for other ways to save money. The […]

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Sewer and water rate hikes and meeting times

To cover more costs, City officials say, Bishop wants to raise its water and sewer fees over the next five years – in some cases $1 to $3 more per month over time for each – sewer and water. It all depends on your category. If you want to officially protest these raises, you have […]

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Plastic bags, meeting times and health

The Bishop City Council will give it another go on a plastic bag ban when they meet tonight. Senate Bill 405 would prohibit grocery stores, large retailers, convenience stores and food marts from giving customers single-use plastic bags. The bill would also require stores to have reusable bags available for customers to buy. The Council […]

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Caldwell announces plans to leave Bishop

A surprise announcement topped the Bishop City Council meeting Monday night. After he filled the Council in during a closed session, City Administrator Keith Caldwell announced in public that he would leave his job and Bishop at the end of September. Caldwell explained that due to the “serious health condition of my parents and the […]

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Officials discuss law enforcement contract

With ongoing concerns about budget shortfalls, the Bishop City Council has examined the City budget in a series of workshops. At one point, officials decided to at least look at the possibility of a law enforcement contract with the Inyo Sheriff. Sheriff Bill Lutze said an initial meeting did take place, and now he has […]

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