Bishop, California – The Bishop City Council will host the Second Annual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 starting at 5:30p.m. in the Tallman Pavilion located on the grounds of the Tri-County Fair.
The Second Annual Town Hall meeting is intended to follow-up on last year’s inaugural
Town Hall meeting, which focused on expanding the dialog between the local business
community and City Hall regarding the challenges of operating a small business in the
Over 100 interested business owners and residents attended the 2016 Town Hall
meeting to voice concerns, provide input, and offer suggestions on strategies City Hall
can pursue to improve the business climate in Bishop for entrepreneurs and local
businesses. Suggestions voiced by participants included making Bishop a year round
destination, parking issues, expansion of Digital 395, downtown improvements, and
investments in tourism infrastructure, such as trailhead shuttles.
This year’s Town Hall meeting is themed Your City: Working to Support Bishop
Businesses. Similar to the 2016 Town Hall meeting, all business owners and
concerned residents are invited to come meet with local officials and provide input on
strategies the City can undertake to support local businesses.
This year will also feature presentations from a panel of local agency leaders to provide updates on the progress that has been made to address the public’s suggestions from 2016 and upcoming projects.
The panel will include Tawni Thomson from the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce
and Visitors Bureau, Brent Green of Caltrans, Clint Quilter of Inyo County Public Works, and John Helm of Eastern Sierra Transit Authority. City Council and staff will also be available to discuss projects being worked on by the City to support businesses in Bishop.
The discussion will be moderated by City Administrator Jim Tatum.
Participation is encouraged by all those interested in enhancing entrepreneurial
opportunities region-wide, not limited to those either doing business or residing within
the city limits of Bishop.
Although not required, RSVPs to [email protected] or 760-873-8458 would be greatly appreciated. Questions regarding the Town Hall meeting may be directed to the same contact.