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How much does Cornell owe Ithaca? Question comes up again

Cornell University officials responded Wednesday to calls that the school should contribute more to the city of Ithaca’s operations.

On Tuesday, Mayor Svante Myrick said he wanted the university to pitch in more, comparing Cornell to similar schools nationwide who he says commit more to the municipalities where they are located.

A university spokesman responded Wednesday by saying that the university recognizes the financial pressures on the city, and that the school accepts its responsibilities.

But the statement Wednesday also mentioned that public negotiations are rarely helpful, and that the university has continued to meet the terms of an agreement signed with the city in 2003.

University officials say they contributed $2.1 million dollars to the city and Ithaca School District last year.

Myrick and Cornell President David Skorton are expected to meet again in the coming weeks to discuss the university’s contribution.

 

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