Planning & Economic Development Committee


Regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available the Friday afternoon prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

How to Participate in Public Comment Virtually

Email the Planning & Economic Development Committee:

You may submit a comment for an upcoming Planning & Economic Development Committee meeting by completing this public comment form.  These comments are not read into the record, but will be included as an attachment to meeting minutes. Comments that are received after the meeting starts, will be held until the next meeting.

Get Creative: Send us a Social Media Link

Send us a social media video with your thoughts and ideas. You can submit it by using the public comment form and the URL to your video will also be included in the public record.

Register to Speak at a Meeting Via Zoom

At 9:00 am on the day of a Planning & Economic Development Committee meeting, a live link will appear right here for you to register to speak at the beginning of the meeting via Zoom. The first hour of the meeting will be used for Public Comment. Up to 40 people can register to speak. Registration will close at 3:00 pm so that we can calculate how much time each person will be allotted. If you register, you will be emailed the Zoom link later that day. Use that link to sign in and enter the Zoom waiting room. You will be moved into the meeting for your allotted time in the order that you registered to speak. You must be present in the waiting room when your turn is called or you will forfeit your time. You can use video or telephone to participate.


& Duties of the Committee

The Planning and Economic Development Committee is a standing committee of Common Council and its membership consists of 5 Common Council members. Members of this committee are appointed by the Mayor at the beginning of each year. This committee addresses city planning, housing, land use, zoning, historic preservation, neighborhood initiatives, Building Division process improvement, Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) issues and items pertaining to economic development in the city.