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.

Chris and Dee Dee Costello

Robert Sharp, a native of Bishop who recently returned to the Eastern Sierra, offered his experience working with small businesses. Deputy correctional officer Heather Lind has a long history of community involvement. Howard Wu has run for a council seat in the past.

Chris Costello, pastor of Foursquare Church and 30-year resident and Muchovej, formerly with the Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cal Tech’s CARMA project, were both supported by members of the audience.

Mayor Karen Schwartz made the motion to appoint Muchovej, but the motion wasn’t seconded. Councilmember Joe Pecsi moved to appoint Costello; Jim Ellis seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Costello was sworn in following the meeting.

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Bishop local
Bishop local
4 years ago

I’m asking for information and getting treated like that’s an insult. I appreciate everyone’s helpful feedback, thanks…

Art
Art
4 years ago

At least there will be one Council member who will put the city first and not themselves! Congratulations to Chris, hopefully he rubs off some good on the rest!

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
4 years ago
Reply to  Art

Can you provide one concrete example of a sitting council person putting themselves first?

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
4 years ago

Why does he want to be on City Council? What does this guy bring to Bishop? Did any of the candidates talk about their ideas?

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
4 years ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

Why the down votes? I’d ask the same questions of ANY candidate for ANY office! Wouldn’t you? You should.

Bishop local
Bishop local
4 years ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

Did not realize the request to hear candidates ideas for our community was so unpopular….explains a lot about some of the problems we have.