News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Ithaca Police Department's "Use of Force" Policy

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Mayor Myrick and Chief Nayor feel that transparency in policing has to be a top priority. That is why they are are proud to publish publicly for the first time the department’s new progressive policy governing the "Use of Force."This p...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Construction Update- Buffalo Street Wastewater Pumping Station Repair

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PROJECT NAME: Buffalo Street Wastewater Pumping Station Repair  

PROJECT LOCATION: Center of Intersection North Meadow & West Buffalo Streets

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Clean wet well, replace pump components.

PROJECT GOAL: Preventative and p...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Construction Update: Railroad Crossing Replacements along Fulton Street

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PROJECT NAME: Railroad Crossing Replacements along Fulton Street

PROJECT LOCATION: Railroad Crossings along Fulton Street (NYS Rt 13 Southbound), at West Buffalo Street (NYS RT 89/96), West Seneca Street (NYS Rt 79 Westbound), and West State/MLK Jr. Street...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Construction Update- Catherine Street Water & Sewer Replacement

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PROJECT NAME: Catherine Street Water & Sewer Replacement

PROJECT LOCATION: Catherine Street

WORK DESCRIPTION:  Replacement of approximately 540 feet of old 6-inch cast iron water main and 575 feet of old 6-inch tile sanitary s...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

City of Ithaca Buildings to Remain Closed to Public

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The City of Ithaca is committed to providing high quality services to our residents and is focused on developing new ways to conduct business in a manner that is efficient, productive, and safe for our residents and employees.

City staff is working hard to...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

We thank you for your continued efforts to keep everyone safe

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The City of Ithaca truly appreciates the community’s efforts and awareness regarding continued social distancing.

Remember, the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering when you cannot keep 6 feet between you and others in public, like at a g...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

New Website Design

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Same site- new look!The City Ithaca website just went live with a design refresh!We listened to your feedback and worked to make the information and the tools that you find most helpful easier to find.  

Please visit  www.cityofithaca.org...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Construction Update: College Ave Student Agencies Properties

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PROJECT NAME: 411 – 415 College Ave Student Agencies Properties: Existing Building Demolition/New Building Construction 

PROJECT LOCATION: 411 – 415 College Ave

PROJECT START DATE: Maintenance and Protection of Traffic ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Construction Update: Gas Main Replacement/ Services on Spencer Rd & South Meadow Street

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PROJECT NAME: Gas Main Replacement/Services Spencer Rd & South Meadow Street Extension

PROJECT LOCATION: Spencer Rd and 800 Block of South Meadow Street

PROJECT START DATE: Thursday, May 21, 2020

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND GOAL:  NYSEG and...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Mayor Myrick Reinstates the Trash Tag Policy

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As Governor Cuomo has signaled that the Southern Tier Region of New York State can start to slowly phase the reopening of business operations, the City of Ithaca has begun the planning process for resuming select services. In light of the severe loss of r...

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Trash Tag Information City of Ithaca News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

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The City of Ithaca Office of Economic Development is committed to working with our local businesses and economic development partners to ensure that businesses have the information and resources that they need to help weather the economic impacts of COVID...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Construction Update: Gas work along Plain St., Wood St., Albany St., and Park St.

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Construction Update: Gas work along Plain St., Wood St., Albany St., and Park St.

PROJECT LOCATION: Southside neighborhood area along Plain St., Wood St., Albany St., and Park St.

PROJECT START DATE: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: DDS Companies...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Effective Immediately- All City Facilities Closed to the Public

Effective Immediately- All City Facilities Closed to the Public

Mayor Svante L. Myrick has just issued the following statement:

"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public will no longer be allowed in City Hall or any other city facili...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Updates to City Towing Policy

Updates to City Towing Policy

On March 4, 2020, the City of Ithaca amended its legislation that pertains to towing. The City worked collaboratively with all of the tow operators on the City’s tow rotation list to adopt a comprehensive policy that...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Construction Update- Hector Street Complete Streets Project

Construction Update- Hector Street Complete Streets Project

Project Start Date: Project began Monday, March 16, 2020Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, Hector Street will be closed to thru traffic

Project Description & Goal:New and replacement sidewalks wil...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Chamberlain's Office- Remote Payment Options

In these days of social distancing, the City of Ithaca Chamberlain’s Office would like to remind you of our remote payment options.

  • Drop your payment in the night deposit box at the east entrance of our building, please don’t forget to ...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Construction Notice- Hector Street Complete Streets Project

Construction Notice- Hector Street Complete Streets Project

The City of Ithaca will strive to provide information in a timely manner to all of our constituencies.

PROJECT NAME:    Hector Street Complete Streets Project

PROJECT START DATE:&a...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Free Childcare Available at Common Council & PEDC Meetings!

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Did you know that the City of Ithaca offers free childcare for those attending Common Council and Planning & Economic Development Meetings?

 Staff from GIAC and the "My Brother’s Keeper" program are happy to keep an eye on ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Mayor Myrick Proposes Green New Deal for Ithaca

Mayor Myrick Proposes Green New Deal for Ithaca  

Goal of a carbon neutral city by 2030 aligns with federal proposal    City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announced last Thursday a proposal for ambitious new goals that a...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Construction Update: Brindley Street Bridge Replacement Project

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Project Name: Brindley Street Bridge Replacement Project

Project Location: Brindley Street Bridge

Project State Date: Monday, March 4, 2019

Scheduled Completion Date: December 31, 2020

Project Description and Goal:&nbs...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 9, 2020

Subscribe to Green New Deal News Updates

Stay informed of the City of Ithaca’s Green New Deal as it develops.Click here and follow the prompts to sign up and  subscribe to receive email notification of Green New Deal news and events.

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

March 6, 2020 – Mayor Myrick Discusses Green New Deal at Cornell University

March 6, 2020 – Mayor Myrick Discusses Green New Deal at Cornell University

On Monday, March 2nd, Mayor Svante Myrick gave a talk on the Cornell campus as part of the university’s “Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge&...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

March 3, 2020 - Mural Proposals Requested

March 3, 2020 - Mural Proposals Requested

The City of Ithaca’s Community Life Commission and Downtown Ithaca Alliance are requesting mural proposals for the greater downtown area. Artists, residents, neighbors are encouraged to illustrate futures...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

February 26, 2020 - GND in Signs of Sustainability Column

February 26, 2020 - GND in Signs of Sustainability Column

The Green New Deal was featured in the February 26th Tompkins Weekly Signs of Sustainability column. 

You can read the article  here.

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

January 14, 2020 - City of Ithaca seeks Director of Sustainability

January 14, 2020 - City of Ithaca seeks Director of Sustainability to launch the City’s organizational transformation initiative for the Green New Deal. The successful individual will have experience with issues surrounding climate chan...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020- Sustainability Manager Position Created

1-7-20:  Sustainability Manager Position Created:   Common Council will vote to create the position of Sustainability Manager at their January 8, 2020 regular meeting.  View the resolution and the new job description her...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

January 2, 2020- 2030 GND Dream for Ithaca in the Ithaca Times

1-2-20: 2030 GND Dream for Ithaca in the Ithaca Times: Local environmental activist, Joe Wilson, imagines a look -back from 2030 of all that was (will be) accomplished since Ithaca announced a Green New Deal in 2019.  Check out the artic...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

December 20, 2019- City Awarded $100,000 for Green New Deal Action Plan

December 20, 2019

City Awarded $100,000 for Green New Deal Action Plan

The City of Ithaca was awarded a grant for $100,000 from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities program for the development of a Green New Deal acti...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

December 11, 2019- Green New Deal in Signs of Sustainability Column

December 11, 2019

The Green New Deal was featured in the December 11th Signs of Sustainability column in Tompkins Weekly. 

You can read the article here

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

December 9, 2019- Update on Green Building Code for Existing Buildings

December 9, 2019

The Park Foundation awarded the City (on behalf of the City and Town of Ithaca) $62,850 to study and draft legislation to reduce GHG emissions in existing buildings. This is contingent funding which will be awarded only if match funding is...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

December 9, 2019- City and Partners Convene a Green New Deal Interim Advisory Committee

December 9, 2019

The City of Ithaca will kick off a large community engagement initiative in 2020 in relation to the development of the Green New Deal (GND) Action Plan. One part of that engagement initiative will be a formal 40- to 50-person stakeholder c...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

November 26, 2019- Green New Deal Transition Team

November 26, 2019

The City has convened a Green New Deal Transition Team.  The GND transition team is a focused group of City staff and Council reps charged with setting the groundwork for GND implementation. The transition team will have a 3-4 mo...

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Green New Deal News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

November 6, 2019- City Adopts 2020 Budget with Funds for Green New Deal

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, whi...

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Green New Deal News