News Flash

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Volunteers of The College Discovery Program Win Local Award

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Volunteers of the College Discovery Program, an academic and mentoring program of the Ithaca Youth Bureau have been awarded The James L. Byrnes Award for Excellence. Tompkins Trust Company’s James J. Byrnes Award for Excellence is an annual prog...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Construction Update- Chestnut Street Mill & Pave

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Construction Update- Chestnut Street Mill & Pave
Project Location:   Chestnut Street  between Elm Street and Sunrise Road
Project Start Date:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Project Description and Goal:  Remove old asphalt ...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Construction Update- Maple Ave

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Construction Update- Maple Avenue

PROJECT NAME: Water & Sewer Service Terminations

PROJECT LOCATION: 217 & 221 Maple Avenue

WORK DESCRIPTION:  Terminate water and sanitary sewer services at two locations.

PROJECT START DATE:...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Construction Update- Elm Street Asphalt Repair

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Construction Update- Elm Street Asphalt Repair
PROJECT LOCATION: 100 Block Elm St.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Restoration of asphalt road surface area previously removed for storm water repairs.
PROJECT START DATE:  Wednesday, August 12, 2020 &am...
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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Construction Update- East Spencer Street Sidewalk Repairs

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Construction Update- Spencer Street Sidewalk Repairs

Project Location  100 Block East Spencer Street

Project Start Date:  Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Project Description and Goal:  Install new and make improvements to exist...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Community Support Allows IYB to Return Staff and Programs

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Community Support Allows IYB to Return Staff and Programs 

The Ithaca Youth Bureau (IYB), in conjunction with the United Way and the Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau, has received generous private support to bring back furloughed IYB staff, to n...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

GIAC is offering pop-up summer activities for Youth & Teens

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GIAC is Offering Pop-up Summer Activities for Youth & Teens 

Our community is undeniably special. The generosity of its residents is uplifting and keeps the heart of the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) beating during these economically...

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City of Ithaca News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Construction Update- Giles Street Repaving

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Construction Update- Giles Street Repaving

Project Location  Giles Street, from Columbia Street to Hudson Street

Project Start Date:  July 9, 2020

Project Description and Goal:  Remove old asphalt and repave surface

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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: 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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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