News Flash

Posted on: July 6, 2020

Construction Update- 200 Block North Geneva St

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Construction Update- 200 Block North Geneva Street

Project Name: Install new fire sprinkler service

Project Location: 207 North Geneva Street

Work Description:  Install new 4” fire sprinkler service

Project Start Date:&...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

GIAC’s Alex Haley Municipal Swimming Pool will Open July 4th!

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Twenty-four hours from now, GIAC’s Alex Haley Municipal Pool will open to the public. The pool is a summer tradition for youth and adults in the immediate neighborhood and within Tompkins County. It provides a safe place where children practice ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Updates to City Amenities

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The City of Ithaca is excited to add the opening of playgrounds to the list of amenities open for the community.  We are grateful for the generous donors that have made this possible!

The following parks facilities are presently open: 

  • Cit...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

City to Resume Enforcement of Parking Fees

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In conjunction with our region moving into Phase 4 of reopening, the City of Ithaca will resume enforcement of parking meters starting this Friday, June 26, 2020. Additionally, free parking in all City parking garages will be reduced from three hours to o...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City of Ithaca Seeks Feedback on 2021 Budget Priorities

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The preparation of the 2021 budget will be more challenging than ever due to the historic decrease in revenue as a result of the financial impacts of the Covid19 pandemic. We are also aware that the public has expressed an overwhelming interest in providi...

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Budget Basics - 2021 Budget Survey City of Ithaca News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Statement from Mayor Svante L. Myrick

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I believe it is past time for our City to examine, discuss, and ultimately transform how we fund and deliver public safety – with a particular eye on policing.I am assembling and will lead a task force to Reinvent Public Safety in Ithaca. That t...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

100 Block Aurora Street Closure

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The City of Ithaca will be closing the 100 block of N Aurora Street (between E State Street and E Seneca Street) to vehicular traffic, starting on Thursday, June 25th. 

The closure will enable restaurants to expand their outdoor seating for a tria...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City of Ithaca Bulletin – Reduction in Services

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As a result of the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 that started in March, the City of Ithaca is facing an unprecedented loss of revenues as a result of lower sales taxes, parking fees, and state aid, while at the same time experiencing unforeseen expens...

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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 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: 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 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: 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