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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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Inyo Supervisors approve parking restrictions

By Deb Murphy It all started with an Airstream parked on Whitney Portal Road in Lone Pine selling outdoor gear. It may have ended at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting with a parking ordinance addressing specific issues in both Lone Pine and Independence. A very brief background: The Airstream, Mt. Whitney Gear, was […]

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Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze

Inyo County updates emergency proclamation

Inyo County press release While County road crews and emergency responders join the multi-agency effort to stem the tides of this year’s historic Eastern Sierra runoff, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors took steps this week to shore up the County’s ongoing emergency proclamation, which will help ensure continued support from the State level as […]

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Matt Kingsley

Inyo Supervisors: Union, vendor issues

By Deb Murphy Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting started with a long line of union members urging the County to return to the bargaining table to break a negotiation impasse. Impasse was reached in late March with the County standing pat on a 1-percent cost-of-living increase for the next two years and 2-percent […]

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Bishop Sunland Landfill

Inyo Supervisors approve new trash rates

By Deb Murphy Inyo’s Board of Supervisors approved a new floor rate for commercial trash haulers at Tuesday’s meeting. Residential customers will be paying $30.15 a month to have their trash disappear weekly—a nearly 50-percent increase above the previous rate of $20.29. The floor rate is purported to be the base rate haulers can charge […]

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Good news for Bishop Airport, Inyo County

By Deb Murphy With Bishop Airport improvements completed, work groups formed and future plans itemized, the question remained: “if we build it, will people use it.” That piece fell into place with the Draft Phase 2 Traffic Study completed by Leigh/Fisher indicating “they probably will.” Inyo County Public Works Director Clint Quilter summarized the highlights […]

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More from Inyo Supervisors meeting

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors dealt with a couple of sticky land use issues at Tuesday’s meeting: short-term rentals and how to deal with storage/shipping containers in residential areas. The former will be the subject of community outreach; the latter, possibly, with a modification to zoning ordinances and a no-cost route for […]

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Inyo Supervisors discuss Owens River Water Trail

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Water Trail generates impressive community support, opens up a stretch of river for recreation and water quality improvements, provides a unique and soothing experience but also comes with challenges. Those challenges were addressed at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. By the end of the hour-long discussion, the Board voted unanimously […]

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County employees take their case to the public

By Deb Murphy Members of an Inyo County employees union went back to the bargaining table Thursday in an attempt to break an apparent impasse in its year-long contract negotiations. Details of the negotiations have been publicized through a series of press releases, from both the union, The Inyo County Employees Association, Local 315 of […]

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Inyo Supervisors to meet with LADWP staff Friday

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will be holding a special workshop with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff this Friday. The purpose: coordinate preparations and emergency services for the impending epic spring runoff. Judging from comments at Tuesday’s regular Board meeting, there seems to be a disconnect between the […]

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Inyo County decides on CalPERS payments

Inyo County press release The Inyo County Board of Supervisors took proactive steps Tuesday to address major, unavoidable employee cost increases that will confront the County in coming years. The Board voted to select a 20-year amortization plan offered by CalPERS, the State of California’s manager of its employee pension and health benefits, in order […]

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