Inyo Supervisors consider new center

countyownedlandThe Inyo Supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday.  It’s all in closed session about property negotiations.

The agenda items appear to address the possibility of a land purchase by the County to build a new county administrative center.  One of the negotiations involves the Mitchell Asset Group, possibly in connection with developing Inyo County land south of Bishop.

The other negotiation involves Joseph Enterprises and apparently land on the corner of Wye Rd. and Highway 6.  The two parties involved in the negotiations are apparently the two that responded to the county’s request for proposals.

That RFP called for a consolidated county office space in the Bishop area.  The RFP document asked for a reduction in what the county would pay for office rent.  Currently, Inyo pays close to $400,000 a year on office building rents.  The RFP had said scenarios would include development and lease back to the county of new facilities that the county would eventually own.

Inyo County, at last report, owns one building on South St. and leases seven other buildings for county services and functions.

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george castaneda
george castaneda
11 years ago

To the Supervisors: Just because you have money does not mean you have to spend. Do like the rest of us…make do…conserve…be wise… or pay the price …like we all are now!! With the financial crises looming across the planet you are way too excited about spending this money. It… Read more »

upthecreek
upthecreek
11 years ago

We the sheeple DO NOT Matter.. They will do what they want , when they want, with money they will Never have.. In the name of progress.
OPM “Other peoples Money”

Our government is “OUT OF CONTROL”

Joann Lijek
Joann Lijek
11 years ago

Oh, and I forgot to say, most govt does not have to produce anything with the money it spends, does not have to make its own money to survive, just taxes you more. When they are supposed to produce they often fail spectacularly, note the Parole officer/s that were supposed… Read more »

Joann Lijek
Joann Lijek
11 years ago

Hey, I’ve got a Calpers pension, but pensions aren’t the worst part of govt. work. The worst thing is “empire building” hiring more and more employess to do less and less work, because “management” the highest paid and least productive of the bunch, wants to be surrounded by a bunch… Read more »

Jon Kay
Jon Kay
11 years ago

The money being wasted by the county is the $400,000 it spends on RENT every year for office space (the number might even be higher, like around $600,000). As a renter myself, I know that paying rent is like flushing money down the toilet There is no return on investment… Read more »

Rob
Rob
11 years ago
Reply to  Jon Kay

It takes a lot more then empty office space to attract new business

JeniferCastaneda
JeniferCastaneda
11 years ago

Thanks Bennett for letting US in on this. All of these closed sessions regarding spending millions of OUR tax dollars without any input from US, hmmm? Sounds like the AOC. Oh ya according to the supes agenda the AOC was at one of those closed sessions. How is that the… Read more »

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

upthecreek – You forgot to mention the pensions. Lucky I’m here to back you up;)

Agitated Pancake
Agitated Pancake
11 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Whew…that was close…we cant have a discussion without pension envy now can we.
However, I agree this is a total waste of money and time. Why even put in new carpet and paint that would take money away from important things like new logos?

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

it’s all about spending money we don’t have

upthecreek
upthecreek
11 years ago

Just what we need Another palace built for the government unions.. Keep what you have and install new carpets and paint.

live within your means

stop spending money you don’t have.

Joann Lijek
Joann Lijek
11 years ago

Is the photo of the parcel being considered? I believe the County made noises about purchasing and developing that several years ago. It is a wetland and should be left alone. What is wrong with purchasing already developed property? Why not move into the corner of that huge parking lot… Read more »

bobbie lee swagger
bobbie lee swagger
11 years ago

something wrong w/ buying / leasing that closed supermarket for the county versus , say, spending millions on land / development for a lease buyback (which always turn out to be bad deals for the seller /lessee don’t they) ?