News Flash

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 20, 2020

New Information Added to the City's Emergency Preparedness Page

New Information Added to the City’s Emergency Preparedness Page

Please continue to reference the city’s "Emergency Preparedness" page for updates as they come forward. 

Additions have been made today regarding the foll...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Effective Immediately- All City Facilities Closed to the Public

Effective Immediately- All City Facilities Closed to the Public

Mayor Svante L. Myrick has just issued the following statement:

"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public will no longer be allowed in City Hall or any other city facili...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

City Encourages the Public to Conduct Business Remotely

To Members of the Public,

As our community struggles to adapt to a rapidly developing crisis, and as we all try to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 to protect the most vulnerable, we need to reduce social interactions as much as possible.

As of no...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Detour Update- College Ave & Oak Ave Intersection

Please see updated detour information
Construction Update- College Ave & Oak Ave Intersection
PROJECT NAME: Water Main Replacement and New Service Installation
PROJECT LOCATION: Corner of College Ave and Oak Ave
WORK DESCRIPTION:  Replace section...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Construction Update: Water & Sewer Service Installation- Cliff Street

Construction Update: Water & Sewer Service Installation- Cliff Street

PROJECT NAME:  Water & Sewer Service Installation- Cliff Street

PROJECT LOCATION: 243 Cliff Street

PROJECT GOAL & DESCRIPTION:  Installation of new services f...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Construction Update: Dryden Road- Storm Water Improvements

Construction Update: Dryden Road Storm Water Improvements

Project Start Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

Project Location: 600 Block of Dryden Road- Maple Avenue to Hoy Road

Project Description and Goals: Install new pipe and catch basins

Local Impacts: Road clos...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Ithaca Building Division Modifies Housing Inspections in Response to COVID-19

City of Ithaca Building Division Modifies Housing Inspections in Response to COVID-19

In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the public, tenants, landlords and staff; the City of Ithaca Building Division rental housing inspect...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Chamberlain's Office- Remote Payment Options

In these days of social distancing, the City of Ithaca Chamberlain’s Office would like to remind you of our remote payment options.

  • Drop your payment in the night deposit box at the east entrance of our building, please don’t forget to ...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Water Treatment Plant Sampling at Businesses

PUBLIC REMINDER

From the City of Ithaca

Water Treatment Plant

March 17, 2020

ISSUE: Avoiding any water quality regulatory violations.

NEED:  Allowing the water treatment plant (WTP) staff access to businesses for monthly routine sampling.  Em...

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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: March 3, 2020

Call for Mural Proposals

Call for Mural Proposals

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 aspired from in...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Free Childcare Available at Common Council & PEDC Meetings!

chilcare for meetings

Did you know that the City of Ithaca offers free childcare for those attending Common Council and Planning & Economic Development Meetings?

 Staff from GIAC and the "My Brother’s Keeper" program are happy to keep an eye on ...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

2020 Census Jobs

2020 Census Bureau Employment

The Census Bureau has gained some ground hiring in Tompkins County, but are presently only at 32% of the applicants needed, and are struggling the hardest here in Ithaca.
2020 Cen...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Construction Update– Elm Street Storm Sewer Collapse Project

Update- Elm Street Storm Sewer Collapse 

PROJECT NAME: Elm Street Storm Sewer Repair

PROJECT LOCATION: Elm Street between Floral Ave and Chestnut Street

WORK DESCRIPTION: A storm sewer collapsed on Elm Street, DPW crews have completed work on this e...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Changes to Odd/ Even Parking

City of Ithaca Common Council recently voted to make time adjustments to the City’s Odd/ Even parking regulations, allowing more time for city crews to complete the clearing of roadways.Odd/ Even parking regulations are in effect from November 1st through...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Mayor Myrick Proposes Green New Deal for Ithaca

Mayor Myrick Proposes Green New Deal for Ithaca  

Goal of a carbon neutral city by 2030 aligns with federal proposal    City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announced last Thursday a proposal for ambitious new goals that 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: 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