Bishop makes second run for council

Kim Bishop

STRASBURG – Strasburg resident Kim Bishop plans to make another bid for Town Council in May.

Bishop said Monday she qualified to appear on the ballot for the Strasburg Town Council election May 2. Bishop, 45, ran for council four years ago but lost.

Concerns about the way council treats residents compelled her to run again, Bishop said.

“I’ve just been unhappy with how the council relates to citizens and I would like to hopefully be able to be a voice that will listen when people have concerns rather than making them feel … that they’re not being listened to or respected,” Bishop said.

Bishop has been an outspoken critic of some of council’s actions and policies. She remains an outspoken critic of the Unified Development Ordinance, the vast document that combines the town’s zoning and subdivision regulations. Council adopted the document but the ordinance continues to attract controversy. Bishop said she doesn’t like the fact that council can change the rules at any time. She also criticized the ordinances for being focused less on downtown and more on developing outer areas of town.

“But my biggest problem was I guess what I would see as the government overreach into business, just micromanaging,” Bishop said. “The only thing that can be done is to revisit it and to try and make changes to what’s there.”

Bishop has lived in Strasburg for about 13 years. She was raised in a military family so she has lived in various parts of the world. She joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and was stationed in the United Kingdom. Bishop got married, had children and her family moved to Colorado, then England and then relocated to Strasburg.

She is a member of the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com