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2022 News Archives

2021 Finance Report and County Audit Finance Director Rick Snyder presented the County’s 2021 financial report. The presentation included that the County’s unassigned fund balance has grown significantly over the past several years, which is currently at $62 million, up around $44 million over…
Legislature Accepts County Resiliency and Recovery Plan Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability Katie Borgella and Cynthia Bianco from Tetra Tech (project management consultant) presented the Tompkins County Resiliency and Recovery plan, which helps the County and municipal governments…
Legislature Accepts Food Systems Plan, Thanks Community Attendees The Tompkins County Legislature heard a presentation from the Tompkins County Food Policy Council and Tompkins Food Future regarding the Food System Plan. The Legislature accepted the report unanimously (13-0, Legislator Granison…
Family income eligibility to reduce the costs of childcare has recently expanded from 200% of the federal poverty rate to 300%, meaning more families will have access to a portion of childcare costs being covered by the State. The Department of Social Services encourages interested families to…
Tompkins County organizations planning celebrations or projects with the potential to attract visitors are invited to apply for financial support from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. A total of $289,950 is available for fall 2022 grants in the following categories: Community Celebrations…
Unarmed Pilot Program, Clerks Sam Pulliam and Tara Richardson (photos available here) have started in their full time roles as Sheriff’s Clerks, where they will manage calls under a pilot program to respond to certain non-emergency calls for service. The unarmed responses may be handled via…
Resolution Condemning Starbucks Closing of College Avenue Store Fails A resolution brought to the floor by Legislator Veronica Pillar (D-Ithaca), “Calling on Starbucks to Re-Open the College Avenue Store and Stop Union-Busting,” failed 4-10 (Legislators Pillar (D-Ithaca), Koreman (D-Ulysses),…
This statement has been published by the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission The   purpose   of   the   Tompkins   County   Human   Rights   Commission   is   to   “foster understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins County, to encourage equality, discourage  discrimination,  and  …
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is seeking to retain American Airlines’ service following the recent announcement from the legacy carrier that it will be suspending flights to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) from ITH effective September 6. In addition to retaining the longstanding partnership,…
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office will hold a virtual public forum on Tuesday, June 21 at 12pm. The forum will detail the elements of the unarmed pilot program, introduce the Sheriff’s Clerks who will handle the calls included in the pilot program, and answer questions from the community. The…