CGR announced today that Barbara J. Zappia has joined the organization as a Senior Associate, and will be supporting a variety of projects across the organization's Health & Human Services and Nonprofits & Communities practice areas.
One last scheduled public meeting offers Orleans County residents a chance to ask questions and comment on a study of law enforcement in the county. The session focuses on options contained in the Orleans County Law Enforcement Shared Services Study Project written by CGR.
A lengthy debate about the future of the Village of Van Etten will have to go on a little longer after a vote on the matter was delayed this week.
CGR's Paul Bishop presented five options which the county could pursue.
CGR's Erika Rosenberg helped craft the updated Vital Signs report, walked the more than 100 politicians, business leaders, educators and other community leaders who attended Tuesday's event through some of the information now available on the website.
The City of Buffalo is known to have thousands of houses with lead paint, on their inside walls, window frames or on their exteriors. A group of local foundations is putting the finishing touches on a report that will better define where the problem of lead poisoning risk is more prominent.
A little more than a month since the release of an analysis on the county's resources by CGR, the committee will soon begin reaching out to the communities funding several various police forces within the county to weigh political appetites to potentially consolidate Tompkins County's law enforcement resources under one singular entity.
In August, residents in Van Etten submitted a petition requesting a referendum on dissolution of the village. The Village then hired CGR to conduct a study. Tuesday night, community members learned the results of that study, which examined the fiscal and service impacts that move would have.
The fifth annual report card was presented Tuesday as part of the RBJ Power Breakfast Series. Panelists and presenters included CGR's principal Erika Rosenberg.
The upcoming study — which takes place over the next six months — was born out of the legislature's desire to solve the expensive problem of housing detainees in out-of-county jails, which has cost an average of more than $470,000 per year since 2011 despite attempts at cost-saving measures.