Senator O'Mara meeting with community residents in Ithaca on Thursday

 

    Ithaca, N.Y., —New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats)  reminded area residents that he will hold a community meeting in Ithaca on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

    Thursday’s meeting in Ithaca is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kendal at Ithaca Auditorium (2230 N. Triphammer Road).

    O’Mara said that additional meetings will be held throughout 2012 in towns and villages across the remainder of his 53rd Senate District, which is comprised of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).

    The meetings are informal and open to the public.  They’re aimed at giving local residents an opportunity to directly share their concerns, opinions and suggestions for better government.

    “I hope area residents will take advantage of these community meetings to contribute to the debates over taxes, economic development, health care, budget reform, Medicaid reform and other key issues," O’Mara said.  “Community meetings offer one of the best and most effective ways to receive direct constituent feedback and input.”

    O’Mara stressed that any local residents unable to attend the Ithaca meeting can contact him directly to share specific concerns and suggestions.