Author: duc

Ithaca Journal: Developer releases ‘Collegetown Innovation District,’ but without high-tech discussions

Developer releases ‘Collegetown Innovation District,’ but without high-tech discussions “I’m a software engineer, so I’m enthusiastic about getting tech jobs here, but the job plan seems vague to me,” said Second Ward Alderperson Ducson Nguyen, a GrammaTech employee, during the meeting.  He continued: “I would like some more meat behind the strategy … to get the […]

Ithaca Voice: PEDC Recap

Councilor Nguyen, usually one of the pro-development members of Common Council, said he liked the streetscape and design, but expressed concern that the 360 jobs were goals rather than firm commitments. “We’re approaching this in a unique and aggressive because we’ve done it before (with the Cornell Business Park), and we’ll do it again,” Proujansky […]

Ithaca Times: The Eviction Situation

Ithaca Times: The Eviction Situation “As time goes on, without any response from the Department of Health, I’m getting less hopeful that we’ll see anything,” Nguyen said. “But another reason to pursue it, as aspirational as it was, was to raise the profile of the people who are suffering from the economic impact of COVID, […]

Ithaca Voice: Ribbon Cutting welcomes three new businesses downtown

Ithaca Voice: Ribbon Cutting welcomes three new businesses downtown The first ribbon-cutting ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic started was held in Downtown Ithaca to celebrate the openings of three new businesses.  The ceremony was hosted by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and included a representative from the City of Ithaca Common Council in Ducson Nguyen, alderperson […]

Shelterforce: Did Ithaca Really Cancel Rent?

Shelterforce: Did Ithaca Really Cancel Rent? Ducson Nguyen, alderperson for Ithaca’s Second Ward, expressed skepticism that the state health department would approve the request, but maintained that the effort would pressure state legislators to enact more meaningful and effective action. “I’m hoping that even if the Department of Health doesn’t allow this, the New York […]

Emergency Protection for Ithaca Renters and Small Landlords

Largely written by the Ithaca Tenants Union and modified by me, the mayor, and Alderperson Smith to ease its passage, I sponsored this legislation to request that New York State give us the power to cancel rents and prevent evictions and financial ruin. Status: Passed June 3, 2020 WHEREAS the City of Ithaca has demonstrated […]

The Cornell Daily Sun: ‘When Cornell Leaves, Our Business Goes Away’: Ithaca Businesses Brace for Impact of C.U.’s Move to Online Classes

The Cornell Daily Sun: ‘When Cornell Leaves, Our Business Goes Away’: Ithaca Businesses Brace for Impact of C.U.’s Move to Online Classes Ducson Nguyen (D-2nd Ward), echoed the mayor’s calls for state and federal intervention on Twitter. “The whole county will hurt, but I’ll be giving Collegetown businesses more love than usual for a while,” […]