Status of Bishop City Administrator

southworthjimBishop’s City Administrator Jim Southworth apparently remains on a leave of absence.  City officials continue to decline comment saying only that this is a “personnel matter”.

Last week, word leaked out that Southworth was released from employ, although Acting City Administrator Keith Caldwell called Southworth’s status a leave of absence. Caldwell had said that there were still some  “unsettled matters” involving the Administrator, which the City Council would likely address in a special meeting soon.

This week, Caldwell said there was nothing to report and no City Council meeting set to discuss issues further.  The City Council does meet Monday, August 8th.  Caldwell said there might be more discussion then.

As for Southworth’s departure and possible selection of a new City Administrator for Bishop, Caldwell said he could not comment.  “This is a personnel issue,” said Caldwell.

Southworth went to work as Bishop City Administrator less than a year ago after the departure of 30-year Administrator Rick Pucci – a tough act for Southworth to follow.  Sierra Wave did place a call to Mr. Southworth.  He communicated that he could not comment.

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J.H.
J.H.
11 years ago

CJ4- I still believe Mr, Caldwell over stepped his authority and should have had a public meeting before closing closing down the park.

Charles James
Charles James
11 years ago
Reply to  J.H.

J.H., I can understand that you did not “like” what he did it, but as to overstepping his authority, that is nonsense. Caldwell is the head of the department that oversees the park! It was well within his authority to close it in order to address some of the serious… Read more »

upthecreek
upthecreek
11 years ago
Reply to  Charles James

the skateboard park is just a smoke screen
wait till the sheeple find out the real reason he is stepping down

Closed session…….
poor poor sheeple will never learn
Our governmnet is out of control AT ALL LEVELS

sheeple
sheeple
11 years ago
Reply to  upthecreek

@ upthecreek.

Oh, do tell, what is the conspiracy?

cj4m3s
cj4m3s
11 years ago

Keith Caldwell is a perfectly fine city department administrator. The temporary closing of the skateboard park was a reasonable response to the problems reported there.We complain when our government officials don’t act, and then complain when they do. He really had little choice and acted accordingly. Meetings with skaters quickly… Read more »

J.H.
J.H.
11 years ago

I would like to be the first to say I have no faith in Caldwell acting as city administrator. Closing the public skateboard park without public input is my reason why! I am amazed the parks and rec. administer has jumped to the city administer without even a reason why… Read more »

downthecreek
downthecreek
11 years ago
Reply to  J.H.

It is called CLOSED session.. and they close it for a reason
Sounds like the city of Bell.. what are they hiding from the taxpayers?

Look out Bishop you know what they say about things” traveling down hill”
Mammoth is only 35 miles away.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
11 years ago
Reply to  J.H.

j.h…. It seems the skatepark was closed for obvious reasons….loitering,drug dealing,harrassment,etc…You mention in another post of having good kids that stay out of trouble.Do you want your teen-agers around that kind of thing,and around that type of behavior? Not too long ago,I was in Bishop and stopped by the park,when… Read more »

upthecreek
upthecreek
11 years ago

like I said before

Look Out Bishop.

Watch those Tax dollars..