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2023 News Archives

Tompkins County is sharing the following information from the New York State Department of Public Service regarding public forums on the topic of alleged delayed or erroneous billing, delayed or inaccurate meter reading, and customer service problems affecting customers of New York State Electric…
Photos available for media use (link) Tompkins County is considering the future use of the County-owned property located on the 400 block of N. Tioga Street in the City of Ithaca. This property was purchased by the County in 2019 for the intended purpose of constructing a building and parking to…
On Wednesday the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center received four total loads of acceptable solid waste as part of the City of Ithaca’s cleanup of encampment sites near Brindley Street. Tompkins County expects additional similar loads this week. Recycling and Materials Management…
Chairwoman Shawna Black Delivers State of the County Address Full text included below: I am honored to report that the State of Tompkins County is strong. This fact is exemplified by the upcoming County Administrator’s report on departmental achievements that you will hear in a few minutes…
Tompkins County welcomes transformative policy changes and financial investments to address our most pressing challenges -- Governor Hochul’s 2023 State of the State address outlined a vision for a safer and more affordable New York that would have many positive impacts on our community. Tompkins…
During the regular meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature on Tuesday, January 17, County Administrator Lisa Holmes presented the organization’s achievements in 2022 by department. The Tompkins County organization is made up of nearly 30 departments with responsibilities and programming in the…
Shawna Black Re-Elected Chair, Dan Klein Elected Vice Chair Legislator Shawna Black (D-Ithaca) was unanimously elected to a second term as Chairwoman of the Tompkins County Legislature. Black was elected to the Legislature in 2017 and represents portions of the Town of Ithaca. Legislator…
Legislature Approves $6 Million in Community Recovery Fund (CRF) Grants Following intensive debate on some projects recommended for funding, the consideration of several amendments brought forth by Legislators, and lengthy public comment from Tompkins County residents advocating for certain…