Incumbent Joe Pesci runs for Bishop City Council
Joe Pecsi is running for a second term on Bishop City Council.
He is running against StephenMuchovej and Karen Schwartz.
In 2017, Pecsi served as Mayor.
Pecsi owns STTARR, LLC (Sierra Tactical Training and Active Response Resources) and “our primary mission is to train CCW [Concealed Carry Weapon] holders,” he said.
Pecsi has a B.A. in Public Service Management. He was the Chief of Police for the City of Bishop for 5 years and retired in 2007, ending a 33-year career in law enforcement.
Upon retirement, Pecsi was appointed to the Bishop Water and Sewer Commission. He served on the board until 2014 when he ran for City Council. “I felt running for City Council was an opportunity to pay back the community for what I was provided as the Chief of Police, and to share my expertise in leadership styles in city government, so I ran for the City Council position 4 years ago,” Pecsi said.
The “most primary issue that we’re dealing with is the lack of housing and realizing that most of the land in the City of Bishop is owned by LADWP. However, I have been working with LADWP, with city staff and the mayor on a project called Silver Peaks, which is a low-income housing development of 76 units on MacIver Street, and we are in negotiations to purchase that property for IMACA,” he said.