IMACA PUBLIC MEETING FOR OVERNIGHT HOMELESS PARKING

PRESS RELEASE

September 10, 2020

RE: NOTICE OF COMMUNITY VIDEO CONFERENCE TO REVIEW SAFE PARKING PROJECT PROPOSED AT BISHOP NAZARENE CHURCH

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) cordially invites interested community members to a virtual meeting (Zoom video conference) on Wednesday evening, September 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss IMACA’s proposal to operate a monitored, overnight parking lot for people experiencing homelessness and living out of their vehicles at the Bishop Nazarene Church located at 900 W. Line Street, Bishop, CA.
The Inyo County Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for the Nazarene Church Safe Parking Project in January of 2020, which was subsequently appealed to the Board of Supervisors. This community meeting and the appeal hearing were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. IMACA has operated an emergency parking lot at 910 N. Main Street since May of this year and would like to close the facility and then reopen at the Nazarene Church in Bishop.

The community meeting will include a presentation by IMACA staff of the proposed Safe Parking Operating and Security Plan followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions and comments from members of the public. Everyone will participate via Zoom video conference from individual, separate locations. The video conference is accessible to the public at https://www.imaca.net/safe-nazarene-church. Individuals will be asked to provide their name and an email address in order to access the video conference. Anyone who does not want to provide their email address may use the following generic, non-functioning address to gain access: donotreply@imaca.net.

Anyone wishing to make a comment prior to the meeting, or as the community meeting is being conducted, may do so either in writing, or by utilizing the “hand-waving” feature when appropriate in the Zoom meeting (the moderator will call on those who wish to speak). We encourage everyone to email comments and questions prior to the meeting to info@imaca.net.

Emailed comments may or may not be read aloud, but all comments will be made a part of the meeting record. We value community participation in this process and welcome recommendations that will improve our project to better serve the community.

Please call Larry Emerson at (760) 873-8557, extension 109, or contact him by email at lemerson@imaca.net with any questions or comments.