Public Safety and Information Commission

Meetings

Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Common Council Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall, 108 E. Green Street, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.  If a meeting should fall on a nationally recognized holiday when city offices are closed, the meeting may take place the following Thursday at the same time and in the same location.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available on the Thursday prior to the meeting.  Minutes are posted upon approval by the Commission.

Most Recent Agenda View Available Minutes 


Overview & Duties

The Public Safety and Information Commission is charged with providing Common Council and the appropriate committees thereof, the City’s quasi-judicial boards, and City staff with advisory research, public input, and analysis for matters related to:

  • Policing, fire protection, and emergency response.
  • Emergency preparedness plans, documents, and policies.
  • Public access to information and City communication with the public.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Gorge safety.
  • The use, maintenance, and design of the Ithaca Commons so as to promote the general welfare and beneficial public use of the Ithaca Commons.
  • Issues of public health, peace, welfare, and good order with respect to noise and the regulation of noise under Chapter 240 of the City Code.
  • Special events, assemblies, and parades in the City of Ithaca, including such events considered in Chapter 132 of the City Code.

The Commission is also charged with serving as a means of engaging in community outreach and receiving community input on the above-described subject matter in a manner consistent with the diversity, accessibility, and sustainability goals of the City and in conjunction with all appropriate Commissions, as necessary, to achieve such goals.

Members

  • Chair, Robert Cantelmo
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Aryeal Jackson
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Mike Comella
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Mike Brindisi
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Vacancy
    Term to expire December 31, 2020
  • Heather Sandford
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Emily Howes
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Peter Thorman
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Vacancy
    Term to expire December 31, 2021
  • Rob Gearhart
    Common Council Liaison
  • Stephen Smith
    Common Council Liaison

You can contact the Public Safety and Information Commission at PSI@cityofithaca.org