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Members of public urge Ithaca to invest more in Green New Deal

Climate activists packed Common Council Chambers on Thursday during the first public hearing for the Mayor’s proposed 2020 budget.

The Green New Deal wasn’t on the evening’s agenda, but members of the community added it, at least to the public comment portion. When Mayor Svante Myrick released his proposed budget for 2020, he added some funding for the recently passed Green New Deal, which sets goals to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Myrick has proposed adding a full-time staff member to implement the city’s climate goals.

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