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Eastern Sierra Council of Governments information

By Deb Murphy Over the past two weeks, four Eastern Sierra entities took the first leery step to enable the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments to more actively tackle regional issues. The four, Bishop, Mammoth, Inyo and Mono, agreed to contribute up to $10,000 toward half of a Town of Mammoth Lakes’ staffer to provide […]

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Letter: Kudos to the Bishop City Council

From Stan Smith An Open Letter to the Bishop City Council: Hopefully putting politics and pressure to one side, the Bishop City Council voted 5-0 Monday evening (August 20, 2018) to deny the Chacon appeal of the City’s Planning Commission’s position to disapprove a proposed industrial warehouse on East Line Street, so they could gussy up their […]

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Bishop City Council takes action to revitalize downtown core

By Deb Murphy Bishop Associate Planner Elaine Kabala laid out the top ten potential paths toward filling downtown’s empty storefronts and re-energizing the corridor at Monday’s City Council meeting. The top ten were compiled from a community workshop held last month and listed in order of difficulty—with the low-hanging fruit at the top. Rather than […]

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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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