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Legislature Names Lisa Holmes Interim County Administrator Following the recently announced impending departure of County Administrator Jason Molino, the Tompkins County Legislature unanimously (13-0, Legislator Granison was excused) approved Lisa Holmes as interim Administrator. Lisa is…
Tompkins County welcomes public review and comment on the draft Tompkins County Harmful Algal Bloom Strategy (HAB Strategy). In 2018, New York State released Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plans for Cayuga Lake and Owasco Lake, which lacked specificity for local agencies to take action. The HAB…
Tompkins County Legislators heard an outline of the economic, fiscal, and budgetary situation from Administrator Jason Molino heading into the drafting of the 2022 County budget. The 2022 budget process will take place over the next five months and will be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’…
(Ithaca, N.Y., April 21) - Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of May 2021. Molino informed the Legislature Tuesday evening that he has accepted a role as the Executive Director of the Livingston County, N.Y. Water and Sewer…
Today we witnessed the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is our hope that this verdict sets precedent for future cases, as we’ve seen far too many people walk away after needlessly taking the lives of Black…
The Tompkins County Board of Elections has issued MAILCHECK cards to registered voters in Tompkins County, which should be arriving now. These cards inform voters of important election dates and times in 2021, let voters know where their polling place is, and help the Board of Elections update…
Legislature Hears Presentation from Emergency Operations Center on COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Administration Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa and County Administrator Jason Molino presented an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and local progress vaccinating the public against…
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…