Public Safety and Information Commission


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
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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.


Chair, Aryeal Jackson
Term to expire 12-31-20
Robert Cantelmo
Term to expire 12-31-19
Catherine Holmes
Term to expire 12-31-19
Mark Spadolini
Term to expire 12-31-19
Erica Cotraccia
Term to expire 12-31-19
Anthony Hayton
Term to expire 12-31-19
Nicholas Segerson
Term to expire 12-31-20
Kenneth McLaurin, Jr.
Term to expire 12-31-20
Mike Comella
Term to expire 12-31-20
Rob Gearhart
Common Council Liaison
Stephen Smith
Common Council Liaison
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