News Flash

Posted on: November 25, 2020

Ithaca LEAD Program Awarded COSSAP Grant

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Ithaca LEAD Program Awarded COSSAP Grant

The City of Ithaca is pleased to announce that the Ithaca Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program, LEAD, has been awarded a grant totaling $900,000. The grant comes from the Bureau of Justice Assistance&rsquo...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Construction Update: East State Street Retaining Wall

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Construction Update: East State Street Retaining Wall 

PROJECT LOCATION: 400 block of East State Street, south side  

PROJECT START DATEAugust 2020 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construct a new retaining wall just south of the e...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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City Offices will be closed this week on both Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Trash and yard waste collection scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday this week.

We apologize for any inconvenienc...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Ending Soon

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This coming week of scheduled yard waste pick up will mark the close of this season's yard waste collection. Yard waste must be in a bag or a bin, tagged properly, and placed at the curb along side your trash, on your scheduled trash pick up day ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Dryden Rd., Seneca St. & Green St. Garage Maintenance

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The equipment in the Dryden Road, Seneca Street and Green Street Parking Garages is scheduled for maintenance from Wednesday, December 2, 2020 through Friday, December 4, 2020.During that time, only cash payments will be accepted for hourly parking.Monthl...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Winter Weather Reminders & Safety Tips from the City

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The City of Ithaca would like to issue a friendly reminder that keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow is paramount for the safety of your friends and neighbors.Homeowners are required to keep the full width of sidewalks clear of snow and ice, and must do...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Aurora Street to Re-Open Monday, November 16, 2020

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On Monday, November 16, 2020, Aurora Street will re-open to vehicular traffic. Thank you all so much for contributing to the success of the Aurora Streetery. We hope that for the entire holiday season and well into the new year, you will continue to supp...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Invasive Species Warning- Spotted Lantern Fly

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A message form the City Forester regarding the recently confirmed finding of the invasive Spotted Lantern Fly in the Fall Creek neighborhood.

This message is to alert residents and visitors of the Fall Creek neighborhood of a recently confirmed finding of ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Are you signed up for Swift911™?

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Stay Informed With Swift911™

If you have recently moved to Ithaca, changed your contact information, or have not yet signed up for Swift911™ you can sign up here. Be sure to add the subscription lists that you like to receive notificati...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Construction Update- Eddy Street Water Main Reconstruction

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Project Name: Eddy Street Water Main Reconstruction

Project Location: Catherine Street to Buffalo Street

Project Description & Goal: Upgrade and replace original water main     

Project Start Date & Time Tuesday, O...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Online Building Permit Applications

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Online Building Permit Applications

The City of Ithaca is now offering online building permit applications for your convenience. You can apply for a permit from your home or office using a desktop computer. Complete the online application and remit the fee...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

New Community Data Portal

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New Community Data Portal

The City of Ithaca is pleased to announce the launch of a new Community Data Portal, to be found at https://data-ithacany.opendata.arcgis.com/

While the focus of the portal is on GIS datasets being shared with everyone in the commu...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

How to Participate in Public Comment Virtually

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How to Participate in Public Comment Virtually

 Based on public feedback regarding our previous public comment process, we have developed a couple more ways in which you can participate in public meetings virtually.  

Email Common Council ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: August 17, 2020

NEW DATE- Brindley Street Bridge Project

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Project Name: Brindley Street Bridge Replacement Project

Project Location: Old Brindley Street Bridge

Project Start Date: August 21, 2020 August 28, 2020

Scheduled Completion Date: December 31, 2020

Project Description and Goal: This work is...

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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: February 28, 2019

Construction Update: Brindley Street Bridge Replacement Project

Construction Update

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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City of Ithaca News

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: June 26, 2020

April 21, 2020 - Hiring Freeze Postpones Director of Sustainability Hire

April 21, 2020 - Hiring Freeze Postpones Director of Sustainability Hire

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and its effect on City of Ithaca finances, the City has announced a hiring freeze until further notice. We had planned to have a new Director of Sustainab...

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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