City says Reimagining Process wasn't Transparent, but not Unethical
The city of Ithaca has concluded its investigation into ethics concerns regarding the reimaging public safety process. According to the Ithaca Times, the report found no clear ethical violations but did say the process suffered from a lack of transparency. Ethics complaints were raised by Common Council members, particularly Councilor Cynthia Brock, over claims that former Mayor Svante Myrick may have acted unethically during the process. The County has also launched its own investigation into the ethics complaints. Both former Mayor Myrick and Councilor Brock claimed the report corroborates their respective claims.
Family Medicine Associates to be Absorbed by Cayuga Medical Systems
The Cayuga Medical System will be absorbing the Ithaca based Family Medicine Associates into its own Cayuga Medical Associates merging two of the city’s biggest names in healthcare. According to the Ithaca Voice, the Family Medicine Associates sites on West State Street and Brentwood Drive are both planned to stay open. Cayuga Medical said that patients will hopefully not experience much change in service.
DEC Says all Passenger Cars and Trucks sold in NY must be Emission Zero by 2035
Yesterday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the state will require all passenger cars and trucks sold in the state to be emissions free by 2035. The rules will be implemented gradually and the state will require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state be zero emission year-over-year. The new rules will be a part of the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. The state layed out those goals in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act passed in 2019.
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