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2021 News Archives

Both Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca have passed resolutions adopting a series of plans to reimagine public safety in response to New York State Executive Order 203. Final resolutions from both municipalities and the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative report have been submitted to the…
Tompkins County Legislature Passes Amended Reimagining Public Safety Resolution The Tompkins County Legislature met in a special meeting to discuss a resolution regarding the draft Reimagining Public Safety report. The draft report follows New York State Executive Order 203 issued by New York…
The Tompkins County Legislature strongly condemns the recent killings of people of Asian descent in Atlanta, GA, and the persistent racialized violence and discrimination that Asian and Asian American people face in our Country and communities. These despicable and violent acts committed against…
It’s hard to believe we have been living in a pandemic for over a year. March 2020 marked the beginning of our collective awareness about COVID-19 and the gravity of the impact it would have around the world and here in New York. The past year has been a true test of both our individual and…
In response to needs for transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments, a coalition of Tompkins County transportation providers and planners, in collaboration with Tompkins County emergency management and health officials have worked with OurBus to provide regular, no-cost direct bus service to…
Legislature Hears Presentation on Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report, Discusses Process & Recommendations Tompkins County Legislators heard a presentation on the Reimagining Public Safety report drafted in response to New York State Executive Order 203. Tompkins County and the City of…
Tompkins County is applying for a grant that could pay for 100% of the costs of repairing or replacing septic systems for some income-eligible households. These systems often cost more than $10,000 – a major expense for most households. In order to successfully obtain grant funding, Tompkins…
The Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative of the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County, N.Y., published a draft report in response to New York State Executive Order 203 New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The Collaborative is seeking community input on the report and the…
Voters in Tompkins County Legislative District 2 can now apply for absentee ballots for the March 23rd Special Election. This election is to fill a vacancy for a Tompkins County Legislator. The Second Legislative District consists of Ithaca City Ward 5 (all districts) and Ward 3, District 1. Voters…
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Provides Legislature Update on COVID-19 Response, Vaccinations Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino and Public Health Director Frank Kruppa detailed the County’s response to the pandemic and updates on the local COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Kruppa shared…