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Inyo County earns honor at State Fair

- Press release Inyo County received a Silver Award at the California State Fair which opened Friday, July 11, for a 17-day run at Cal Expo in Sacramento.  The theme for the counties exhibits is “From Our County To Your Table.”  Inyo’s exhibit features a table of local products that are available on line and […]

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Inyo County to develop plan for Bishop Airport

- Press release In April of 2011, years of hard work between Inyo County (County) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) came to fruition with County obtaining an easement in perpetuity for all airport related use at the Bishop Airport from the City of Los Angeles. The easement gave Inyo County […]

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Layoff impacts up for discussion in Inyo

Inyo County government still has considerable money problems and has broached the subject of potential layoffs with employee bargaining groups. Today an item on the Board of Supervisors agenda speaks to layoff discussions and the layoff of three positions. Item 13 from Personnel asks the Board to give directions to initiate layoff discussions with employee […]

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Service Redesign gets edgy

Inyo County has big money problems. The tensions rose abruptly during a workshop when department heads differed over saving General Fund money and impacting people. Health and Human Services officials made a presentation to the Supervisors on how some programs could be re-organized to save dollars. It all started with Assistant Health and Human Services […]

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A way to drought compromise, but no resolution yet

If the Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison, DWP lessees, and Inyo County can all agree, management of water in the Bishop Creek drainage this summer may take place to keep some water in the lakes, streams, private ditches, and ranch pastures. At this point, it’s all still an “if”. No meetings on […]

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Citizens rallied at a press conference before the Board meeting.

More on solar concerns

  With County plans for solar development sites much reduced, uncertainties still remain until the Planning Department Staff comes back to the Board of Supervisors with a final revision of the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment. During the Tuesday discussions about solar development, some legal and environmental issues came up. Don Mooney, attorney for the […]

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Official water year shows grim snowpack

The cut-off for determination of the water year for 2014-15 happened on April 1st. Though recent storms lifted the snowpack some, the overall picture looms well below normal. The Department of Water and Power’s measurements show the Mammoth Pass Snowpack at 18.3 inches of water content – just above the driest year.  Mammoth Community Water […]

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Inyo explores new way to deliver service

Since Inyo officials approved some $2 million in wage hikes that they can’t pay for next fiscal year, they are involved in what they call Service Redesign to save money and increase revenue. Consultant Frank Benest has led teams of department heads and officials from Inyo County, Mono County, City of Bishop, BLM, and the […]

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Inyo invites LADWP

More complex than a wedding invitation – Inyo County’s discussion over whether or not and how to send a letter to the Department of Water and Power to invite officials to come to a Board meeting to update Inyo on LA’s solar project plans. After a lengthy conversation with public comments, the Board did vote […]

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DWP's solar site sits to the east of Manzanar

Letter to the Editor: plans defy public input

As a resident of Inyo County, I have been excited to take part in the revisions to the County’s General Plan.  My participation has not been limited to the Renewable Energy component of the plan, but rather the entire General Plan. This is because I view the County General Plan as a way for our […]

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Supervisor Rick Pucci maintained original farm project agreement.

LA exacts more water and fails to honor agreement

To cover Department of Water and Power and Inyo County meetings is painful. LA takes on the role of Colonial overlord and Inyo usually asks for crumbs in one way or another. This time, at the Inyo-LA Standing Committee meeting on Friday in Independence, Inyo officials did stand up against DWP’s years-long broken promises, but […]

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