Author: duc

Ithaca Times: Common Council votes to downzone West State Street

Ithaca Times: Common Council votes to downzone West State Street Alderperson Ducson Nguyen, who stood firmly against the resolution, spoke on how the new zoning could prove to be detrimental to the future prosperity of Ithaca’s downtown core. “Progressive cities all over the country are going up while we’re going down,” Nguyen said. “Downzoning by […]

I oppose downzoning West MLK Street

On the July 3, 2019 Common Council agenda, there’s an item (10.7) that came out of the Planning and Economic Development Committee to downzone the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of West MLK/State Street by reducing the maximum height from 6 stories to 5 stories and limiting the first 15 feet of a building to […]

Condemning Violence and Hate Speech

In response to mass shootings against mosques in a terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, I worked with Mahmud Burton, president of the Al-Huda Islamic Center to write a resolution condemning hate, particularly towards the Muslim community. Status: Passed April 3, 2019 Resolution Condemning Violence and Hate Speech WHEREAS the City of Ithaca’s Diversity Statement […]

Ithaca Times: Best Common Councilor 2018

https://www.ithaca.com/special_sections/best_of_ithaca/best-of-ithaca-people/article_6a3fa180-c27d-11e8-b9a3-83c0ed104cfe.html Ducson Nguyen, now in his third year of representing the Second Ward, came to Ithaca from New Jersey after his wife got a job at Tompkins Cortland Community College. He said he first became interested in Common Council candidacy as a result of the housing shortage and wanting to push for transportation reform, and […]

Shopping Carts

In response to concerns from residents regarding abandoned shopping carts throughout the city (mostly downtown), I took draft legislation written by former Alderperson Eddie Rooker and working with City Forester Jeanne Grace (whose department somehow ends up dealing with abandoned shopping carts), revised it to address longstanding frustrations she’s had with shopping cart management. Highlights […]

Ithaca Voice: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth

Ithaca Voice: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth Alderman Ducson Nguyen, 2nd Ward, supported the ordinance saying, “It is deeply personal to me. I know you all know my parents are refugees.” He said the first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency — which has so far seen seven controversial executive orders signed […]