Category Archives: Jean Bishop (incumbent)

NO water, fires everywhere and supervisor Jean Bishop does NOTHING!

I just came back from the Greentree well and found out that BOTH wells are down. The recommendations are to try again tomorrow early morning before we’re out again because so many Californians are back for the weekend.

However, it’s a ZERO SUM game.  Showing up earlier does NOT mean that we’ll have more water at the well.  It just means that another resident won’t get the 500 gallons I hauled.

Since July 29, 20 I have been demanding that our supervisor Jean Bishop take action to protect the lives and livelihoods of her constituents, the residents of District 4, including Meadview.  Our correspondence is included with my posting:

Supervisor Jean Bishop: Meadview needs a building moratorium NOW!

Jean Bishop did NOTHING!

The so hailed Unisource repairs apparently also did NOTHING.

They will try to upgrade the lines.   A new substation will take a long time.

So here are my demands to our Supervisor Jean Bishop:

1) Do what it takes to get Unisource to supply generators for the wells on Smith and Greentree — by Monday.

2) Have Unisource send a $20,000 check to the Lake Mead City Water Co-op for the ENORMOUS amount of work.  DAILY drives from well to well, just trying to keep us alive here.

3) Arrange compensation for the RESIDENTS who waste their time and money driving from well to well.

4) I request $1,000 for MY trouble, not only wasting gas and fuel but as you know, I have stress-induced brain damage and this has very negatively affected my health and therefore my ability to earn a living.

5) Enact the requested building moratorium IMMEDIATELY!

6) Put a banner on the Mohave County website linking to a WARNING for potential new residents.  You OWE them the TRUTH.  Mohave County and specifically Meadview do NOT have the infrastructure to ensure the most basic services such as WATER and ELECTRICITY.

Everywhere I drive I see new construction, moving vans and shipping containers coming in and it will only get WORSE!

Ms. Bishop, I have NO intention of wasting my time discussing these issues with Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor, as you suggested in your last email to me.  If I talk to an attorney about this, it will be to sue the County and you.

Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor is NOT on the ballot, YOU are.

Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor does NOT get paid to represent the District 4 residents, YOU are.

And if you are NOT up to the task, please RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. 

Make room for someone more competent.

  • The fires and C-19 are raging in California.  THOUSANDS will want to move here.

I finally see some clouds and I even heard a little thunder earlier.

What are we going to do if we have even the SMALLEST fire TODAY — while there is no water because the wells are down?

Who is going to PAY for the residents’ damages?

What if someone runs out of water and the swamp cooler stops cooling and they have a stroke or maybe even die?

WHO IS GOING TO PAY AND HOW MUCH?

Jean Bishop?

 

URL emailed to Jean Bishop for comments.

Supervisor Jean Bishop: Meadview needs a building moratorium NOW!

UPDATED below with Jean Bishop’s 8/10/20 reply


Emailed to Supervisor Jean Bishop on 7/29/20:

Dear Supervisor Bishop:

Today I spoke with reps for the Lake Mead City Water Co-op and Unisource as our wells are constantly shutting down due to power issues.

We live like in a developing country, or a “shithole country”, as President Trump would say.

Please IMMEDIATELY enact a building moratorium for Meadview. 

No permits for construction of homes or setup of mobiles until we KNOW with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that we have the infrastructure and resources to ensure that residents are able to SURVIVE here.

1) We need to be certain that we have sufficient power for the residents and the wells.

2) We need to be certain that we have sufficient water in our aquifer.  I’ve heard that our aquifer is losing a foot per year, is this true?

When my friend Leo died in his camper, he lived off-grid by choice.  He was old, had brain damage, overestimated his resilience and he didn’t realize that he would NOT get any medical assistance and would be left to die alone.  KRMC deliberately left him to die, refused to readmit him, knowing that he had diarrhea, no running water, to electric, no cooling — during a heatwave in July.

Leo Goding 12/2/42 to 7/30/2015

To my knowledge, KRMC still kicks traumatized and injured seniors out of the ER in the middle of the night — whether they are able to pay the cab fare or not — even when they live alone 60 miles from Kingman and are seriously injured.

Due to the lack of medical services, a dysfunctional fire district, and HOURS to wait for medical assistance, IF an ambulance is available, it is even more important that we have reliable power and water supply.

Most residents rely on power and water to run their swamp coolers and A/Cs.  It’s frequently over 100F.   When I lived in my mobile and didn’t have the swamp cooler running, it was often so hot in the afternoon that my computer would not start up.

It’s election time and an excellent opportunity to find out what our elected representatives are doing or NOT doing for us. 

  • It took FOUR years to fix the washout in Meadview at Sandy Point.  Four YEARS, not months.

So I’ll appreciate your immediate action on the issues and I request that you inform us about the actions you have taken and will take to ensure the survival of the elderly and poor in your district.

Until those issues are properly addressed, please immediately enact a moratorium for building and mobile home permits in the Meadview area.

Sincerely,

Christine Baker

The flier at the wells:

 


Supervisor Bishop’s 8/10/20 reply:

Good morning Ms. Baker

I have been in contact with Mohave County Development Services Department as well as the County Attorney regarding your request to “immediately enact a building moratorium for Meadview”.

The information received is that a moratorium on development and use of land is extremely disfavored as a restraint on property rights and is intended to be temporary in duration (180 days) while the root of the problem is being resolved.

It is also my understanding that UniSource is aware of the situation and has been working to resolve the problem temporarily as they work on a permanent solution to increase the electrical capacity.

Respectfully,

Jean Bishop
Mohave County Supervisor District 4
Jean.bishop@mohavecounty.us
928-753-8618


My 8/12/20 followup questions:

Thank you for your reply, Ms. Bishop.

> The information received is that a moratorium on development and
> use of land is extremely disfavored as a restraint on property rights

Who provided this information?

Who is stating that property rights are more important than human lives?

WHO makes policy in Mohave County?

Much appreciate clarification!

Christine Baker


Supervisor Jean Bishop’s 8/12/2 terse reply:

Ms. Baker,

If you have specific questions regarding this subject, please feel free to contact Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor.

Regards,

Jean Bishop

County administrator Hendrix supports sales tax increase for ROADS!

Just when I thought I’d seen it all …

According to the Kingman Miner, Hendrix states that the County CAN improve our awful dirt roads, but we don’t have the funds.
https://kdminer.com/news/2017/oct/13/water-critical-issue-kingman/

• A quarter-cent increase in the sales tax is an “extremely powerful tool,” generating about $6 million a year, the county administrator mentioned. It was used to build the county administration office, the county jail and the sheriff’s office. And it would go a long way toward maintaining more than 2,000 miles of county roads, of which about 1,200 miles are unpaved. …

That’s contrary to Supervisor Jean Bishop’s statement right here last year:

8/18/16 Meadview meeting: how to get the dirt roads fixed

FROM SUPERVISOR JEAN BISHOP:

The July floods constituted a historic storm event. The rain measured at our weather station near Diamond Bar Road and Pierce Ferry Road was the highest ever recorded since the station was installed and was actually greater than a 100 year storm (a 100-year storm is a storm that has a one percent chance of occurrence in any given year).

The storms took a terrible toll on the roads. Unfortunately, most of the roads in Lake Mead City are not maintained by the County. And, for the County to accept them for maintenance, they would need to first be brought up to County Standards by those wishing the roads to be maintained. (Not by the County per ARS 28-6705)

28-6705. Public road and street maintenance ….

Who is lying?

I never believed that Mohave County was LEGALLY prevented from providing emergency aide to its rural residents and to clear the roads so that emergency vehicles could transport patients.

I emailed this link to Supervisor Bishop for clarification.

Supervisor Jean Bishop KILLED the funding needed for Sheriff Schuster

The Meadview Morons got their way, once again. The BOS meeting was riveting – literally. My nose was almost touching my notebook screen because the volume was so low and I didn’t have external speakers with me.  One budget after the other got voted down as Hildy Angius (Bullhead) refused to vote for the propertyContinue Reading

Video: Supervisor Jean Bishop town hall meeting re property tax increase

Jean Bishop held a town hall meeting in Dolan Springs yesterday and I posted the video: Bishop tried hard to keep me from recording her lies, has me blocked on Facebook and did NOT write back to my email.  Of course she also didn’t want me announcing the meeting here, one or two people fromContinue Reading

My open Letter to District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop regarding roads

In response to my request for comments regarding my post Who filled the potholes on Rose? LMC and Unit 7 road update I had several emails with District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop.  This open letter is my most recent response and summarizes the issues. —————————————————————————- Ms. Bishop, What do you mean I “claim” ownership? As DistrictContinue Reading

Who filled the potholes on Rose? LMC and Unit 7 road update

Updated 6/25/17 with word on the street on the road destruction in Unit 7. ————————————————————————– Who filled the potholes on Rose at Smoke Tree? I’ve done some road work with my crew, but this is the first time EVER that I have seen the potholes FILLED as they should be by someone else.  Not thatContinue Reading

Dolan Springs fatal accident

Drove to Vegas yesterday shortly after this horrible accident occurred on Pierce Ferry at MP 7, by the Mormon church: Contrary to the wishful thinking of the Dolan Springs tourist haters, both drivers were locals.  According to Facebook posts, the driver of the car was in the oncoming lane and DOA and the driver ofContinue Reading

New pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre

Here are some new pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre on Pierce Ferry and Greggs Hideout (Antares on the other side of Pierce Ferry.)  They’re done drilling the new well and I’ve been told they’ll keep on clearing going up Patterson Grade, but I have no first hand knowledge.  I will do more research andContinue ReadingContinue Reading