The ad hoc group’s recommendations are for monthly meetings with students, for city and campus police to meet weekly and for vague prospects for SUNY Oneonta to look at its code of conduct.
It’s not nearly enough if the city and colleges are serious about a solution. Increased police foot patrols would be a good idea. Serious consequences such as suspension or dismissal from the colleges would be another.
Oneonta’s economy rests heavily on underage students drinking in downtown establishments. Until the city, the bars and the colleges get serious about wanting to change that situation, the problems will only continue.