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Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca Governments will host a week of programming celebrating Juneteenth and Black liberation. Members of the public are invited to participate in several virtual events. County and City employees are encouraged to participate in each event and will gather for an…
Tompkins County continues to see a decrease in the number of active COVID-19 cases, and reports over 65% of the population having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Tompkins County is continuing to place the health and safety of staff and community at the forefront of decisions and…
Environmentally Focused Advocacy Resolutions Passed   A resolution calling for a moratorium on the operation of cryptocurrency mining centers until the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation can review environmental impacts passed unanimously (14-0). Cryptocurrency mining takes a large…
Tompkins County is encouraging interested members of the public to submit an application to join the newly merged STOP-DWI and Traffic Safety Board. The 15-member board is an advisory group to the Tompkins County Legislature and constitutes two recently merged groups. Following the recent merger,…
Election Day polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on June 22, 2021. Early Voting will take place at the Board of Elections, 128 E Buffalo St, Ithaca NY, dates and times can be found here. New York State’s Primary Elections are closed primaries. That means that only voters enrolled (by February…
Legislature Votes to Establish Community Justice Center to Marshal Reimagining Public Safety Plans, Passes Resolutions Calling for Civil Service Reforms Legislator Rich John (D-Ithaca) introduced the resolution sharing that this is the first big step following the Reimagining Public Safety plan’…
May 2021- Lisa Monroe, Director of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in Tompkins County as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new…
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’…