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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…
McBean-Clairborne Shares State of the County, Announces 2021 Committee and Liaison Appointments Legislature Chairwoman McBean-Clairborne shared a “State of the County” address, promising to “continue to lead from a place of confidence in each of our abilities, individually and collectively.” She…
Last night the Tompkins County Legislature appointed Dr. Christine Kitano as the County’s next Poet Laureate. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Kitano lives in Brooktondale and is an assistant professor at Ithaca College where she teaches poetry and Asian American literature. She also serves on…
The Tompkins County Legislature will participate in a national moment honoring lives lost to COVID-19 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Legislature tonight (January 19) at 5:30pm. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is inviting Americans across the country to come together for a national…
Tompkins County officials were joined by Cayuga Health System CEO Dr. Martin Stallone for a live COVID-19 update. The update focused on the current prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, the Cayuga Medical Center’s hospital capacity, and vaccine distribution. Officials detailed vaccine…
Leslyn McBean-Clairborne Unanimously Elected for Second Term as Chairwoman, Shawna Black Unanimously Re-Elected as Vice Chairwoman Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne (D-Ithaca) was unanimously (13-0) elected as the 2021 Legislature Chairwoman following nomination by Legislator Shawna Black (D-…
Statement on Behalf of Tompkins County Legislature Members of our Tompkins County Community, What we witnessed today at the United States Capitol was abhorrent, and we extend our full condemnation of the acts by violent rioters striking at the heart of our Country’s democracy. Today was meant to…