ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Voice will be hosting a live Q&A session with Mayor Svante Myrick about The Ithaca Plan, the controversial new drug policy plan introduced in February.

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The plan calls for a four pillared approach to tackling drug addiction in the city, which includes prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement and treatment. Myrick said the program is meant to address the causes of addiction and give drug users a realistic chance at recovery without being put into jail, if possible.

The most controversial aspect of the plan, opening legal supervised drug injection sites, has made national headlines as Myrick is the first mayor in the country to adamantly endorse the use of such facilities.

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The event is happening from about 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday (tomorrow) and can be viewed in two parts on The Ithaca Voice Facebook page. 

To ask a chime in on the Q&A, watch the live stream and leave your question on either the stream or in the comments section on Facebook.

If you can’t watch the live stream when it’s happening, feel free to email questions to Managing Editor Jolene Almendarez at or message The Ithaca Voice on Facebook. We will do our best to include pre-submitted questions during the Q&A.

Featured photo by Mike Blaney of The Ithaca Voice. 

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.