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BISHOP CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS- JPA and TV

BISHOP CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS by Deb Murphy Bishop Could Be a TV Star Associate Planner Elaine Kabala will be applying to HGTV’s Home Town Takeover for the chance to give the downtown area a makeover. Erin and Ben Napier have been renovating individual homes on their “Home Town” series. That concept has been expanded to […]

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BISHOP AND EASTERN SIERRA CSD MOVE CLOSER TO WEDDING OF WASTE WATER

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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ESCOG Runs into Complaints of “Another Layer of Government”

The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments, representing Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Inyo and Mono counties, decided it would be a good idea to form a Joint Powers Agreement in order to have a “home” for grant funding. This move came up when the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Project landed a $600,000-plus grant through the Sierra Nevada […]

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BCC gets first shot at ESCOG’s JPA

By Deb Murphy The Joint Powers Authority establishing the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments as a legal entity got its first test at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting. The document was approved, with a significant change requested by Councilmember Stephen Muchovej. With its new status, ESCOG will require funding for administrative staff and other services. […]

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Apparently, size matters to some on the OVGA board

By Deb Murphy Mutual water companies and environmental groups have been waiting a year to find out what their participation in the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority might look like. The question of Associate Members and Interested Parties was on last Thursday’s agenda, but potential members of either category may never get a seat at the […]

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