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Who Gets Paid What: Supervisors and Council Members in Inyo and Mono counties

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ pay raise raised the question: how much the Mono County Supervisors do the Mammoth Town Council and Bishop City Council members take home each month? So, we (Sierra Wave) asked. All four entities’ elected officials also hold representative membership on other boards, the Local Transportation Agency, Local Agency Formation […]

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Josh Ellsworth appointed new Bishop interim chief of police

Did Bishop City Council “Diss” the Current Interim Police Chief?

Did the Bishop City Council “Diss” the current Interim Police Chief, Josh Ellsworth, when it announced its intentions to offer the job to an “Outsider?” At the last Bishop City Council meeting, in a letter sent by Bishop Sgt. Dan Nolan, a 20-year police department veteran, the Council’s decision to offer the currently position, opened […]

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Bishop City Council Offers Chief of Police Position to Richard Standridge from Porterville Police Department

In late 2020, the City of Bishop initiated a comprehensive search for a Chief of Police following the retirement of former Chief Ted Stec. [SWM Background Note – Chief Stec announced his retirement after 5 years of service with the Bishop Police Department.] The extremely successful recruitment process was facilitated by the Executive Search Firm, Ralph […]

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Commercial Cannabis Ordinance on Monday’s Bishop City Council Agenda

Nobody can claim Bishop rushed into allowing commercial cannabis operations within town limits. But, four years after Prop. 64 legalized commercial marijuana in California, the Bishop City Council will get its first look at a town ordinance allowing and regulating commercial operations. Here are the highlights of that ordinance, reflecting two passes through the Bishop […]

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City of Bishop Sends Letter to State Requesting Lowering Covid-19 Standards for Rural Counties

The Bishop City Council is asking Governor Gavin Newsom to consider relaxing the standards for rural counties under the Level-1, Purple Tier, Widespread category, pointing out that the current standard is unrealistic for a county that encompasses 10,000 square miles. The claim is that the “matter is exacerbated when you take into account that our […]

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Bishop Planning Commission Gets a Look at Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

The Bishop City Council’s four-year history with commercial cannabis operations may take a different turn in the near future. Wednesday evening, the city’s Planning Commission got its first look at a draft ordinance. While the Commission didn’t give the draft the go-ahead, it did ask for more information from staff and a second run at […]

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Open Letter from Local Realtor’s Opposing View to Bishop City Council on Vacant Building Nuisance Ordinance

Sierra Wave reporter, Deb Murphy’s article last week, Bishop City Council Passes Vacant Building Nuisance Ordinance But Balks at Registry, brought a lengthy, detailed response from local realtor, Stan Smith, with Pleasant Valley Associates Real Estate, who wrote the following response in opposition to the city council’s actions on February 8, 2021. Downtown District Planning Overlay […]

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Keep Bishop Open and Safe Reminder

Press Release: September 30, 2020 Protecting yourself, your family, and your community CITY OF BISHOP, September 29, 2020 – Coronavirus/COVID-19 is a concern for everyone in the world at the moment and the City of Bishop along with our business community are committed to staying informed and passing along facts as we receive them. The […]

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With a vote to draft a Joint Powers Authority, the City of Bishop and Eastern Sierra Community Service District took one more step toward joining forces to deal with waste water. The two entities already shared the cost of a combined effluent study last year. In addition to some efficiency of size, the two waste […]

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  Bishop City Council will vote on the appointment and employment agreement with Rondall Phillips, the final candidate for the City Administrator position at this evening’s meeting. Phillips’ LinkedIn page shows a broad range of experience in city management, regional transportation and water and wastewater management and government relations. The employment agreement is for a […]

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