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Working group formed to battle nightlife problems in Ithaca

At the behest of Mayor Svante Myrick, the Public Safety and Information Commission voted Monday night to form a working group called the NightLife Safety Team to combat issues with alcohol and nightlife in downtown Ithaca.

The full list of goals for the group aren’t yet known, but generally speaking, they will be assessing the downtown nightlife situation and generating ideas to make it safer and more comfortable for all different kinds of patrons. Presenters at the meeting included local DJ Ben Ortiz, Naomi Barry of the Advocacy Center, Lindsey LeBlanc of the Watershed bar, hospitality manager and paralegal Aleshia Akers and local event organizer Johnny Tunnel, all of whom will serve in some sort of advisory role to the commission’s working group or will work with the group itself.

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