Tag Archives | Inyo County Board of Supervisors


DRECP in danger of being dismantled

By Deb Murphy After eight years of workshops, community outreach, discussion, wrangling with conflicting community needs and compromise, Inyo’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Department thought the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan was a done deal back in 2016. As Supervisor Rick Pucci put it “a good plan is one nobody likes.” By that definition […]

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Michael Prather

Op-ed: Plan by Trump to throw away years of desert planning

Submitted by Michael Prather Eight years of collaborative planning time, effort and expense are being swept aside by the recent decision of the U.S. Department of Interior to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Broad and balanced stakeholder input and consensus are being disregarded in this ill-advised action. Direct effects on our Inyo […]

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Inyo Supervisors get over short-term rental hump

By Deb Murphy With small, but more restrictive, changes, Inyo Board of Supervisors approved the draft short-term rental ordinance presented at yesterday’s meeting. The primary change, limiting potential permits to one parcel per owner, came to assuage Supervisor Jeff Griffiths concern that investors in short-term rental units would seriously muck up an already tough housing […]

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Inyo short-term rentals get hearing at today’s meeting

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s short-term rental discussion made the rounds of community workshops last summer. The next step: an ordinance was drafted taking into consideration community concerns and went to the County’s Planning Commission. With a few changes, that ordinance will be the topic of an 11 a.m. timed item on today’s Board of […]

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Inyo Supervisors fine tune cannabis ordinance, set license limits

By Deb Murphy After four hours of discussion, three things stood out as the Inyo Board of Supervisors thrashed through the latest iteration of the county’s commercial cannabis ordinance. According to the consultant from Hinderliter de Llamas and Associates, the California marijuana market may be oversubscribed with more cannabis license seekers than cannabis users. The […]

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Tillemans makes statement to Inyo Supervisors

By Deb Murphy Following articles in area newspapers and his own press release, Supervisor Mark Tillemans made a formal statement during the report portion of Tuesday’s Board meeting, outlining the timeline of his decision to go into the cannabis business. While he said there was only a “perceived conflict of interest,” he will recuse himself […]

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Inyo County: Budget is balanced

By Deb Murphy The coolest thing about budget season in Inyo County is waiting to see what 70’s rock lyric County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio comes up with for the intro and general theme of the massive document. This year it was The Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter’s Easy Wind: “I been chippin’ them rocks from […]

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