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Geneva City Council seat debate gets testy

After coming together at a meeting in May to fill the vacant Sixth Ward seat — with the appointee ultimately rejecting the job — City Council members now appear to be moving further apart.

This past Tuesday provided an example of the political fault lines that seem to be growing.

Mayor Ron Alcock, a Republican, scheduled a special meeting with an agenda that indicated there would be an executive session “for the purpose of discussing the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, or dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.”

It was later amended to say that the executive session was reserved to speak with potential candidates to fill the vacant Sixth Ward seat.

But there was one problem: Council Democrats Steve Valentino, Jason Hagerman, Ken Camera and Mark Gramling didn’t show up.

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