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Report from Bishop City Council meeting

By Deb Murphy BISHOP CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS Bishop’s City Council approved a letter to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commissioners offering strong recommendations on the department’s lease policies. Those recommendations closely mirror those in correspondence sent last month by Inyo’s Board of Supervisors, pointing out the discretion proprietary departments have in the […]

 
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Bishop City Council addresses services for the homeless

By Deb Murphy Brett Newman, with Calvary Baptist Church, Douglas Cooper and Tom Downey addressed the Bishop City Council several weeks ago, asking for a discussion on homelessness, specifically the possibility of a winter shelter. The City responded Monday with a presentation by Elaine Kabala, associate planner. Kabala focused on a directory of services provided […]

 
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Bishop City Council passes on pot

By Deb Murphy Bishop will continue to wait and see what becomes of Proposition 64, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, and Inyo County’s advisory ballot measures on commercial of pot, under discussion at today’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. City Attorney Ryan Jones came armed with a proposed ordinance, but councilmembers deferred to the County’s intent to […]

 
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Bishop City Council not hot for pot legislation

By Deb Murphy Bishop City Council just said no to most elements of the state’s recreational marijuana legislation at Monday’s meeting, but will be doing more research and constituent-talking on indoor cultivation and delivery within the city limits. Council wrapped itself around an axle on allowing cultivation for medicinal use late last year, in the […]

 
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Bishop City Council talks transportation, housing

By Deb Murphy Transportation Katie Larsen, the Toiyabe Indian Health Project Community Wellness Program project coordinator, laid out plans for a bike share program to the Bishop City Council Monday evening. Growing in popularity in urban areas, the concept is simple: users “rent” and return bikes from stations set up at convenient locations. Larsen’s plan […]

 
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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 meeting set to discuss small business challenges

Bishop City Council to Host Town Hall Meeting   The Bishop City Council will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Tallman Pavilion located on the grounds of the Tri-County Fair. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive input and begin dialog with the local […]

 
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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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