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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 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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