Tag Archives | City Administrator Keith Caldwell


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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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: no LE contract, no sale to courts and search for new CAO

The Bishop City Council will not pursue a law enforcement contract with the Inyo County Sheriff. That position came out in open session at the Council’s Budget Workshop last week, according to City Administrator Keith Caldwell. The CAO said that the Bishop Police Officers Association bargaining unit wants to open negotiations early and look for […]

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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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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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Symons Ambulance speaks to Bishop officials, agreement near

  After months of no communication and $13,000 due to the City of Bishop for dispatch service, Judd Symons of Symons Ambulance finally sat down with City officials, who were pleased to report than an agreement is very near and that ambulance service and dispatching will continue uninterrupted.  A press release issued by the City […]

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Bishop City Council talks money and service

Most all local governments want to find ways to save money, and this week the Bishop City Council planned to sit down in a workshop to talk about some of those possible ways. The Council scheduled a budget workshop for Wednesday from 9am to noon in the City Hall Executive Conference Room. It’s open to […]

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Dispatching ambulance calls on the line

A few years back, Judd Symon of Symon’s Ambulance let County and City officials know that constant cuts in government reimbursements would cause him to eliminate an ambulance. Now, the Bishop Police Department says Symons has failed to pay for dispatch services. The City Council will consider what to do. An agenda item from City […]

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Bishop City Council retreat deals with ACA

Not just businesses, but also local government will face changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. One of the provisions calls for mandatory health insurance or payment of penalties in organizations with 50 employees or more. When they meet in a retreat on Friday, the Bishop City Council will discuss this issue. City Administrator […]

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Bishop City Council to learn responsibilities in emergencies

What should the Bishop City Council do in cases of emergency and disaster? In February, a day-long police stand-off with a man believed armed and ready to shoot officers raised that question for council members. Friday, they will hold a special meeting to address their responsibilities in emergencies. The agenda item says National Incident Management […]

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