Make Laws, Raise Hell: October 30-November 3 Government Meetings

Categories Ithaca, Politics

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week.

If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send us recordings, photographs, or notes, and TruthSayers will publish them while crediting you. Email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org with stories and tips.

Let’s put every government action we can on the public record. Hyperlinks go to the meeting agenda for further information, if available. County meetings are at the top, then the city of Ithaca, then towns in descending alphabetical order by name, then villages in the same arrangement. School board agendas coming soon. If you see a meeting missing from this list, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org.

Tompkins County

Monday, October 30

A Public Hearing on the 2018 Tompkins County budget starts  at 7 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. in the legislature chambers. Public comment will be heard during this meeting. More on the 2018 budget from TruthSayers here. TruthSayers received a notice in the email box last night from the People’s School of Ithaca that a rally is planned before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. in support of the Office of Human Rights and director Karen Baer.

Read More From TruthSayers: Suspended by County, Human Rights Director Claims Retaliation

Wednesday, November 1

The Government Operations committee of the Tompkins County Legislature meets at 3:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers at 121 E. Court St. On the agenda is an authorization to open a commercial card account with JP Morgan Chase; authorizing litigation against drug manufacturers for damages resulting from opioid abuse; and renaming the human services building.

Thursday, November 2

The Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality committee of the Tompkins County Legislature meets at 3 p.m. at 121 E. Court St. in the legislature chambers. On the agenda are resolutions to approve the issuance by Tompkins County Development Corporation for up to $13,500,000 in bonds on behalf of Ithacare Center Service Company (Longview); and discussion of the housing capital reserve fund.

City of Ithaca

Wednesday, November 1

Common Council’s monthly meeting is at 6 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 E. Green St. On the voting agenda is adopting the 2018 budget; the 2018 tax rate; the 2018 sidewalk improvement plan; adopting the city’s Assessment of Fair Housing; and an ordinance to add a South Hill overlay zoning district.

The Disability Advisory Council meets at 12:15 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. On the agenda is discussion of the possibility of an Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator for the city, and discussion of the city’s ADA complaint procedures.

Thursday, November 2

Take note: the City Clerk’s office will be closed this day for staff training.

The Ithaca Youth Council meets at the Youth Bureau, 1 James L. Gibbs Drive (Stewart Park), at 6 p.m.

 

 


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Town of Caroline

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Danby

 

Thursday, November 2

The Danby Community Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road.

Town of Dryden

No meetings scheduled.

 

Town of Enfield

Wednesday, November 1

The Enfield Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road.

Thursday, November 2

The Town of Enfield will hold a Meet the Candidates event at 6:30 p.m. at the Enfield Valley Grange. Candidates for town offices will be in attendance.

Town of Groton

Monday, October 30

The Groton Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 103 Conger Boulevard. The special meeting will include a public hearing on the 2018 preliminary budget.

Town of Ithaca

Monday, October 30

The Ithaca Town Board meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. On the agenda for this “study session” is a discussion on changes to the Hector Street bridge by the city; discussion on the Cargill mine shaft project performing an environmental impact statement; and continuing discussion on draft legislation for owner occupancy requirements in new two-family and accessory residential units.

Thursday, November 2

The Town of Ithaca Conservation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. Greg Lischke and Rebecca Evans of Ithaca College will be presenting on the college’s plans on sustainability.

 

Town of Lansing

Monday, October 30

The Lansing Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road. A public hearing is scheduled on the Town of Lansing comprehensive plan.

 

Town of Newfield

No meetings scheduled.

Town of Ulysses

 

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Cayuga Heights

Monday, October 30

The Cayuga Heights Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. at Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Road. The special meeting and public hearing is set to hear comment on changes to the zoning law.

Village of Dryden

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Freeville

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Groton

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Lansing

No meetings scheduled.

Village of Trumansburg

No meetings scheduled.

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