Bishop’s City Council Highlights – Proclamations, Bishop PD, City Vehicles

Bishop’s City Council meeting started out with proclamations recognizing and honoring the Hispanic and Native American communities in the Bishop area: the month of September 15 through October 15 was proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Month; September 24 was Proclaimed California Native American Day, a tradition begun by Gov. Culbert Olson in 1939.
The first policy item will disappoint locals who like to listen in on Bishop Police Department radio communication. Chief Richard Standridge asked that the department’s radio system be upgraded to allow for the now required encryption. Last October, the California Department of Justice outlined “the requirements….to protect information transmitted,” including name, date of birth, address, etc. The encryption will cost $42,693.
On the bright side for the curious, Bishop PD will upgrade their system to include Citizen RIMS software—the same system Inyo County Sheriff’s Department uses to notify locals of arrests. The initial cost will be $4,200 with an annual fee of $400. Standridge saw the system as a way to “help people keep a watch out for each other.”
Next up was a presentation by Omar Herrera with Enterprise Fleet Management. As Public Works Director Destin Dishion explained, the 18 vehicles currently in the City’s fleet range in age from one to more than 22 years old, with an average age around 10 years. According to Herrera’s plan, the City could save $318,000 over the next 10 years if Bishop let Enterprise buy and maintain fleet vehicles. As Dishion said, keeping older vehicles functional was a costly proposition.
As Herrera pointed out, some of that savings would come from lower maintenance costs as well as the higher value when the vehicles were sold after fewer years in service. The choice of lease or purchase was up to the City.
The Council was interested, more specifics to come.

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INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 month ago

PS , This is Nothing new for the INYO Sheriffs Dept ! Around 10 years ago they purchased Military grade Night Vision Sets (Thermal Night Vision) . With these sets and one of their fleet of Un-Marked vehicles they keep out at the Airport they can sit down the street and watch you making love to your wife or girlfriend on a cold summer night.

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 month ago

With this NEW Encryption method you will never know if the Swat team gathered across the street with M4 COLT Machine Guns and BODY ARMOR are going to assault your Neighbor because he is a Islamic Terrorist ! Or Assault your Family because you are not Vaccinated ?

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 month ago

Great , So the Actual news is that The local INYO COUNTY Sheriffs Dept and the Bishop Police Dept, Are Encrypting their Communication System , Just like the Military , The F.B.I , And the C.I.A. and NSA.
YEP , Say goodbye to the Constitution and your Civil Rights CALIFORNIA.