News concerning TCAT bus funding, the lease with Project Growing Hope and the Readers Theatre's new production God of Carnage.
This past Thursday at the Ithaca Town Board Meeting several Ithaca residents urged the Board to reinstate the $50,000 previously allotted to the TCAT into the current budget. In addition to a petition presented to Town Supervisor Herb Engman, local residents spoke in support of the TCAT bus and its sustainability efforts. After the public hearing Engman reiterated his reasons for removing the $50,000 but to no avail. The board has voted to reinstate $25,000 into the budget for the TCAT with the condition that the funds will not be distributed until a new contract between Ithaca and the TCAT is established.
And in other news, the Common Council has finally approved a lease with Project Growing Hope, which currently owns the two acres of Carpenter Business Park that occupy the community gardens. The 20-year lease permits the city to terminate for any reason within a year’s notice, with the only accommodation made for the growing season. Also at the Common Council meeting, Mayor Myrick presented Sargent Jacob Young with the Annual Employee Recognition Award describing him as a role model who’s work has had a positive impact on the Ithaca Police Department as a whole.
Finally, if you are looking for something cultural to do this week be sure to check out the Readers Theatre’s new production God of Carnage. Running this Friday, November 15th through Sunday November 17th this drama about bullying is being directed with a new twist. In the style of the theater of the absurd this production is sure to leave you laughing. And for an added bonus the Readers Theatre continues its tradition of using local artists, as God of Carnage includes a score from native Hank Robert’s album Miniature. For information about how to purchase tickets please visit http://www.thereaderstheatre.com/.