November 6, 2019
The City of Ithaca 2020 budget includes significant funding for Green New Deal work. This includes funding for a new full-time Sustainability Manager. $100,000 was allocated for the creation of the Green New Deal action plan, which may be supported by a consultant team. Additional contingent funding was approved that could allow for another full-time position or go towards a Green New Deal project. Funding is also being sought through grant programs.