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Chris Costello sworn to Bishop City Council

By Deb Murphy Five Bishop residents expressed an interest in the City Council seat vacated by the death of Patricia Gardner. Four spoke at Monday’s Council member; the fifth, Stephen Muchovej, was out of town for job training but well-known to the Council. Robert Sharp, a native of Bishop who recently returned to the Eastern […]

 
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BCC talks vacancies, park etiquette

By Deb Murphy At the Monday, Aug. 28 Bishop City Council meeting, City Administrator Jim Tatum suggested the idea of a vacancy ordinance merits further discussion. “The City isn’t in the business of telling people what to do with their property,” he said assuring the council an ordinance would be more helpful than regulatory in […]

 
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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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