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Downtown Parking Makes Happy Campers

By Deb Murphy Bishop may have come up with a downtown parking ordinance that keeps everybody happy. The process started two years ago with a public workshop and ended at Monday’s City Council meeting with a presentation by Associate Planner Elaine Kabala, a public hearing and first reading of the new ordinance. The majority of […]

 
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Bishop City Council approves value statement

By Deb Murphy The Bishop City Council unanimously approved a value statement, one that applauds the city’s diversity without spelling out specific diverse groups. The effort started back in February when Steven Muchovej and approximately 20 other speakers provided examples of what could be described as hate speech toward those who were “different.” While everyone […]

 
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Bishop City Council talks cannabis, groundwater agency

By Deb Murphy In what could have been the absolute last cannabis discussion at a Bishop City Council meeting Monday, Councilmember Pat Gardner opened the door a crack for further discussion. The agenda item was a second reading of the ordinance banning commercial operations within the city limits. Again, the pro-cannabis speakers outweighed the antis […]

 
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Report from Bishop City Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Following a presentation on the City of Bishop’s value statement workshop and public comment, Mayor Jim Pecsi pointed out four of the five councilmembers preferred a more general statement as he passed the value baton to the original subcommittee at Monday’s Council meeting. After a rocky start, the Council embraced the concept […]

 
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Pot or not: Bishop Planning Commission and City Council differ

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s Planning Commission didn’t have any luck when it recommended permitting medical marijuana dispensaries last year. The City Council opted to wait and see how the voters reacted to Prop. 64 legalizing adult recreational use and Inyo County’s advisory measures on the November ballot. Voters in both the County and the City […]

 
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Bishop City Council talks short-term rentals

By Deb Murphy The Bishop City Council’s concerns that short-term-rentals, commonly referred to as Airbnb’s, could impact the city’s housing shortage, take business away from area motels and hotels and turn peaceful neighborhoods into party central seemed to be assuaged following a presentation by planning staff at Monday’s meeting. After hearing additional research on how […]

 
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Bishop City Council accepts concept of a value statement

By Deb Murphy Bishop residents had asked the city for a value statement during the City Council’s February meetings. One of the proponents, Stephen Muchovej, went one step further, drafted a strong statement for acceptance and respect that was presented for discussion and action last Monday. Following comments by more than 20 locals, Chairman Joe […]

 
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Positions open on Inyo-Mono Broadband Consortium council

News release NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Bishop City Council is accepting applications to fill three stakeholder positions on the Inyo-Mono Broadband Consortium Advisory Council: one representing the public sector, one representing the private sector, and one representing Tribal interests.  The term for these positions is two years. The Advisory Council will […]

 
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Bishop City Council stingy on pot

By Deb Murphy Voters within Bishop City limits approved Inyo County’s advisory measures on marijuana operations, both recreational and medical. However, those voters apparently don’t talk to the majority of the councilmembers. The Council started the conversation on what, beyond the legality of personal use and cultivation defined by the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, […]

 
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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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