planning en Syracuse lawmakers set to vote on comprehensive plan, after delays <p></p><p>After a year of delays and re-writes, Syracuse lawmakers are finally set to vote on a new comprehensive plan for the city.</p><p>City planners had been working on the vision for how the city should look in 2040 for two years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then it went to the council, where lawmakers had a lot of questions and proposed changes, which caused them </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">to continually delay voting on it</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:30:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52628 at Councilor accuses mayor of misleading about planning merger <p>An increasingly disgruntled Syracuse common councilor accused the mayor's office of misleading taxpayers about the city and Onondaga County's <a href="" target="_blank">merger of their planning departments</a>.</p><p>Just as Monday's routine pre-meeting study session was wrapping up, councilor Lance Denno called the mayor's press secretary, Alexander Marion, before them.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:49:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40053 at Councilor accuses mayor of misleading about planning merger Planning departments merger could spur more government consolidation <p>The city of Syracuse and Onondaga County planning departments have officially merged. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney signed an inter-municipal agreement Thursday that brings the planning agencies of both governments under one roof.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:45:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39876 at Planning departments merger could spur more government consolidation Syracuse & Onondaga County combine planning offices <p>Onondaga County lawmakers have taken the first step towards creating a new joint city of Syracuse-county planning agency. Current city and county offices that both have planning duties will be combined into one.<br><br>Legislator Kathleen Rapp says the consolidation of the two planning departments will streamline the current planning process, easing the regulatory burden for businesses that deal with zoning issues. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:40:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38985 at Southern Tier planners aim for dramatic emissions cuts <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Regional planning agencies in the Southern Tier are working toward a goal of<a href="" target="_blank"> cutting 80% of their greenhouse gas emissions</a> by the year 2050. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:36:27 +0000 Matt Richmond 27181 at