The Ithaca Police Department will terminate an officer directly responsible for handling sex crimes in the department’s investigative division, the Mayor’s office announced in a press release Thursday. An internal IPD investigation found a slew of failures to sufficiently investigate a range of cases in the division over the last 10 years.
After months of revisions, proposals and back-and-forth, the City of Ithaca has finally settled on a budget for the upcoming 2020 year. Passed at a meeting of Ithaca’s Common Council meeting last Wednesday, the plan — which lists $80,397,578 in total spending — carries few surprises.
The project was inspired by the desire of the Town of Ithaca “to help promote biodiversity, provide shelter and food (nectar, pollen, seeds, nuts, leaves, etc.) for wildlife, and support pollinators,” wrote Michael Smith, senior planner of the Town of Ithaca, in a press release.
Historic Ithaca — a non-profit organization founded in 1966 to promote the preservation of local buildings — will invite the Ithaca Community to discuss the process of landmark and historic district designation this Thursday.
As local municipalities review the University’s plan to expand North Campus housing, chairs of multiple planning boards expressed concern about how the project will affect traffic, parking and sewage on campus.
Financial setbacks facing the City of Ithaca have led to a halt over the summer in the cleanup of debris around the site of the former Ithaca Gun Factory, whose demolition began last November.
The entire process was broken down into two phases, where phase one involved the demolition of the building, including the complete removal of debris. The second phase entails the early development of the site for the construction of high-end condominiums in the near future, a project that would cost many millions.