Tompkins County Votes to Pass the Reimagining Public Safety Plan

THE CORNELL DAILY SUN — The Tompkins County Legislature voted Tuesday to pass the Reimagining Public Safety Plan, with the county committing to the 17 police reforms that intend to rebuild trust between law enforcement and residents.

The City of Ithaca and the county created the proposal with various working groups, hearing from various marginalized groups, including communities of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community, to reform public safety. The proposal itself came in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) June 2020 executive order that required all state municipalities with police forces to review their policies and practices.