6-3 vote closes Ezra’s Tunnel, at least for now

In a 6-3 vote, the city of Ithaca voted Wednesday night to fence off Ezra’s Tunnel after hearing out the community’s objections to the move.

Numerous people stood in the back of Common Council chambers holding signs or snapping their fingers in support of sentiment to —keep the natural area open.

About a dozen people who spoke about the tunnel during the public comments portion of the meeting were against the addition of two steel fences that will now keep people out of a natural area above Ithaca Falls.

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