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  1. Rewrite Portions of the Exterior Property Maintenance Ordinance Chapter 178

    Chapter 178 3B & 4A addressing garbage bags was poorly written to allow prosecution of property owners and renters for frivolous issues. People are being ticketed and fined during clean-up for merely...

    Nov 14, 2015 by T Terpening (8 points)

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  2. Eliminate Ithaca slumlords!

    My partner and I are living at an apartment run by a slumlord. The company owns several properties in Ithaca, and we've heard similar tales of treachery from numerous unhappy tenants- needless to say...

    Jul 30, 2015 by Kathryn Rita (5 points)

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  3. Cleaning up Dewitt Park

    It's not so much an idea as a point of notice. Many children and students use Dewitt Park, as well as people on lunch break or enjoying the Farmer's Market. However, along with that are large crowds...

    Jun 17, 2015 by KWR (5 points)

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  4. Better addiction treatment

    Mayor Myrick has initiated a proposal for an addiction treatment center that allows or provides diacetylmorphine for injection. You could do better. At SUNY Upstate we have an innovative treatment...

    Feb 24, 2016 by Brian Johnson (7 points)

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  5. How about putting a way to contact the BZA on this site?

    Jujst do it

    Jun 19, 2015 by Dick Feldman (5 points)

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  6. Rain gardens and lawn reduction

    Since stormwater management is such a big deal here, why aren't we incentivizing rain gardens and lawn reduction? I feel if we are serious about stormwater management we should be looking at ways for...

    Apr 19, 2015 by Peggy Tully (5 points)

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  7. Allowing non-transparent garbage bags is not in line with optimizing recycling

    Allowing the use of non-transparent, black garbage bags is not in line with optimizing recycling and reducing landfill waste. i.e. The City should ban the use of black trash bags for garbage pick-up....

    Jun 9, 2016 by Daniel Keough (44 points)

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  8. Municipal Broadband?

    I've been reading a lot about the question of municipal broadband. I'm not sure if it is for us, but wanted to mention it. Here is a recent Salon article:...

    Jan 27, 2015 by Cathy (10 points)

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  9. Crossing Signals at the Dryden Road/Cornell St./Ithaca Road Intersection and Where the Sidewalk Ends.

    I've been walking to work at Cornell since the beginning of the year and I must cross the Dryden Rd., Ithaca Rd, Cornell St., Maple Ave., and Oak Ave. Intersection. It's been quite dangerous crossing...

    Apr 13, 2016 by Robert Hazen (5 points)

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  10. East Shore Drive, decrease speed limit or enforce

    East shore drive is a dangerous road with people using it as a highway, it is right next to lake where families live and people are walking across daily. The traffic is heavy and the drivers are...

    Sep 9, 2016 by Mindette Parenteau (5 points)

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  11. Glass railings along the Cascadilla?

    If the railings along the Cascadilla are ever replaced, consider glass railings: It keeps coming to mind as I walk by and thought...

    Jan 25, 2015 by Cathy (10 points)

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  12. A more accessible downtown via FREE Parking-- Recycle and Scrap those awful new Pay Stations, NOW!

    Results are in from the informal poll of people I know: 100% HATE the new inconvenient, time-consuming, punitive of the elderly and disabled parking pay stations. I am sure the city wasted an...

    Oct 13, 2015 by Will Fudeman (5 points)

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  13. I would like to see a roster of all IPD officers and staff

    It is important that the names and faces of IPD officers and staff be publicly accessed information available on the City of Ithaca website

    Oct 21, 2015 by Sam Wonder (5 points)

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  14. how easy is it to clean the sidewalks in ithaca during the winter?

    i am a new resident in Ithaca and I wanted to know how easy is it to clean sidewalks. do the landlords do it for you or does the city or do the residents do it? can you email me with the information...

    Oct 26, 2015 by Farhana Ahmad Sonia (5 points)

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  15. Legal action against street management, who are posting street cleaning signs at 6 am and towing at 8 am

    I've noticed around town that street cleaning signs are put up in and around parked vehicles. I've seen a lot of cars towed and wondered why people didn't move their cars before then. This morning...

    Apr 20, 2016 by Brian Schutter (5 points)

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  16. Please see the link to this policy on homelessness and panhandling.

    Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.” Throughout his administration,...

    Aug 12, 2016 by Michelle Kwintner (5 points)

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  17. P.I.T.A. People for the Ithacal Treatment of Animals. A lobby group demanding animals everywhere be treated as well as the animals of Ithaca.

    We of P.I.T.A. feel Ithaca typifies the type of community that demonstrates care and respect for animals in pretty normal ways. as a result, we want to establish Ithaca as the benchmark for all...

    May 25, 2015 by (5 points)

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  18. Permanently pedestrianize College Ave between Oak and Dryden

    Aside from the construction activity, the pedestrian-only section of College ave this summer has been fantastic. It seems criminal that usually so much space is dedicated to cars on a street that...

    Jul 31, 2016 by Joe CD (11 points)

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  19. Ithaca as a certified Dementia Friendly Community

    As an individual diagnosed with an early onset form of dementia (Frontotemporal Degeneration "FTD) and in recognition of the growing number of individuals diagnosed with dementia, I believe that it is...

    Sep 7, 2016 by Sarans (5 points)

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  20. I am concerned about the proposed development and 5th St. extension across Rt 13

    Let's organize to oppose the proposed development of another auto dealership and extension of Fifth St. across Rt. 13 which would greatly negatively impact a neighborhood of already stressed...

    Aug 30, 2016 by Jaekah Chase (5 points)

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  21. Parking improvement

    The parking and the ticketing in Ithaca has become outrageous. I live on Brandon Place, and it has gotten to the point where an old lady (who has lived in her house for 50 years!) was ticketed for...

    Jul 8, 2016 by Meghan McCormick (5 points)

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  22. Porchfest Traffic Control

    Porchfest has grown to a point where traffic control provided is inadequate for the crowds it attracts. Cayuga Street was open to traffic, but crowds spilled out from sidewalks, making passing...

    Sep 27, 2015 by C. J. Kilgore (10 points)

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  23. Modernize TCAT Disability Pass Procedure

    I am a person with a disability who moved to Ithaca from New Hartford, NY recently. I do not own a motor vehicle. I am on a very tight budget. Approximately 3 weeks ago I applied to TCAT for a half...

    Oct 30, 2016 by Peter Ogden (5 points)

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  24. Enforcement of pedestrian crosswalks

    Police should enforce traffic laws regarding pedestrian crosswalks. Of all the places I have lived, never have so few vehicles yielded to pedestrians trying to cross at legally designated crosswalks....

    Nov 1, 2017 by MikeD (15 points)

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  25. Makerspace for the public

    I'm the president of the non-profit makerspace Ithaca Generator. This thought relates the the whole ecosystem however. The mayor has acknowledged the maker movement in his public statements and...

    Jan 31, 2017 by Elliot Wells (5 points)

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