CGR presented before legislators, county department heads and the public prior to the Cayuga County Legislature meeting Tuesday night. The firm's role was to bring an outside set of eyes to the county and see where there may be cost savings or where more work and results could come out of what's already being invested.
Oswego County legislators tentatively selected a firm Tuesday to conduct a study to examine local jail overcrowding and to identify ways the county's public safety services and agencies could be more efficient.
The Essex County EMS Strategic Plan just released would initially coordinate more mutual aid between ambulance squads and support that with a countywide state ambulance operating certificate.
CGR, hired in June, will begin the meeting with a presentation on what is being called the Countywide Organizational Assessment project. The group will review objectives, approach, types of information it will review and a timeline for the project, according to a county release.
Following months of analysis, Ithaca public officials heard Wednesday the long-awaited results of a New York-funded study of a potential police department merger in Tompkins County.
The Village of Van Etten held a special meeting tonight after a petition was submitted to the board calling for a dissolution last month.
Since January, CGR has been examining the Ithaca Police Department, Tompkins County Sheriff's Office and several village departments. This week, CGR is presenting updates, findings and options to the public and hearing feedback.
Different police agencies in Tompkins County are looking into sharing police services, and they want the public's opinion.
State incentives such as the Citizens Empowerment Tax Credit are making village dissolutions more appealing from a tax standpoint.
Three public meetings planned seeking feedback about how best to re-imagine local policing, including considering shared services for law enforcement.