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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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Reports from meetings of Tri-County Fair board, Bishop council

By Deb Murphy “The Fairgrounds are not bankrupt. There are challenges but there’ve been tougher challenges,” was the way former Fairgrounds director and current City of Bishop administrator Jim Tatum started Thursday morning’s 18th District Agricultural Association meeting in the City’s Council Chambers. Tatum, who served as Chief Executive Officer of the Tri-County Fairgrounds from […]

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Notes from Bishop City Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Bishop City Public Works Director David Grah addressed concerns regarding water use at the Bishop High School football/soccer/track fields and on Inyo County’s Sunland Drive project, specifically in the face of efforts to drop water use by 25 percent of 2013 levels. Both have special permission to use city water, Grah explained at […]

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Update from Bishop City Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting was relatively short and sweet, with a mix of presentations, explanations and a parking change to accommodate the new site of IMACA. Inyo County Planning Associate Elaine Kabala laid out the preliminary details of the County’s project to develop a Corridor Plan for North Sierra Highway, […]

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Some more details on Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy Few details are available on the Kingston Subdivision, the subject of a public hearing at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting. The 15-home development is planned for the 2.75-acre parcel now occupied by Bishop Nursery on Home Street. The only specifics available are outlined on the tentative tract map showing a single street, […]

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Bishop City Council approves economic update

– By Deb Murphy The Bishop City Council unanimously approved the Economic Development Element Update of its General Plan at Monday’s meeting. Even better, the five-member council appeared willing to put its money where its votes are. City Chief Administrative Officer Jim Tatum will come back to the council at its next meeting, April 27, […]

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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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