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2022 News Archives

Tompkins County is sharing two updates for families in the community related to childcare access. The Tompkins County Department of Social Services is working with local partners, including the Office of Children and Family Services and the Child Development Council to reach more families with the…
Highlights of the March 17, 2022 meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature Tompkins County Legislature Appoints Lisa Holmes as County Administrator The Tompkins County Legislature voted unanimously (13-0, Legislator Dan Klein was excused) to appoint Lisa Holmes as the next permanent…
In its regular meeting on March 17, the Tompkins County Legislature voted to appoint Lisa Holmes as the next permanent Tompkins County Administrator. This appointment follows Holmes having served as Interim Tompkins County Administrator since May of 2021. Prior to her time in the interim role…
With the cost of gasoline surpassing $4.00 per gallon, many people are starting to think about ways to reduce their gas bills. People who live a short distance from their work may not be as impacted, but all the other trips like shopping, school, etc. also add to driving miles and thus to the cost…
Tompkins County Legislature Passes Resolution Calling on Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature to Pass the Birds and Bees Protection Act A resolution was passed 12-2 (Legislators Shurtleff (R-Groton), Sigler (R-Lansing) opposed) calling on the New York State Governor and the State…
The Tompkins County Legislature stands with the people of Ukraine. The unwarranted aggression by the Russian leadership and military against the people of Ukraine is an attack against the Ukrainian people’s right to an independent, democratic sovereignty. We denounce the invasion and hope for a…
Tompkins County Passes Green Fleet Policy The updated Green Fleet policy passed unanimously, 13-0 (Legislator Mike Sigler (R-Lansing) excused). Tompkins County Chief Sustainability Officer Terry Carroll was on hand to answer questions and shared that “The new policy aims to hit the County’s…
Do You Have Access to Reliable and Affordable High-Speed Internet? Tompkins County Urges Residents to Complete Broadband Assessment Survey (Ithaca, N.Y., February 8, 2022) – Tompkins County is urging residents and local businesses to fill out a survey from New York State to help map broadband…
Legislators Continue Discussion on Community Recovery Fund, Determination of Source of Fund to Pay Consultant Fee Chairwoman Shawna Black shared that this discussion on what funds to use for the to-be-determined consultant tasked with administering the Community Recovery Fund grant program was…
To begin the meeting on the local Community Recovery Fund, Interim County Administrator Lisa Holmes gave a background on the discussions and decisions made by the Legislature to-date.  The fund was initially drafted by the Legislature following the ~$19 million in federal funding received by the…