This morning's Ithaca Journal mentions a meeting for Six Mile Creek monitoring volunteers to be held Monday at Cooperative Extension (map) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. (I posted a story on volunteer training last summer, and I have to say it was both educational and a lot of fun.)
Two Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) bargaining units have declared an impasse in their negotiations with Tompkins County. 550 employees have been working without a contract since January 1st. The declaration of an impasse means that New York State can assign a mediator to try to work things out.
The Journal's editorial encourages legislators to strengthen New York's Freedom of Information Law, a law that makes it easier for citizens to know what their state and local governments are doing.Posted by simon at April 22, 2005 8:17 AM in Ithaca Journal , labor