Geneva City Council holds first regularly scheduled meeting of 2020

A new year for Geneva City Council is officially underway.

Mayor Steve Valentino took the helm on Wednesday, sitting center of the room for the first time in his more than decade-and-a-half on council. “It’s going to get difficult (sometimes),” he said during the meeting, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

One major change was the movement of public comment. Instead of two, separated comment periods – they were unified for one.

City resident Charles King asked for council to share their thoughts on policy. “I encourage you to share your thinking,” he said. “Brief is OK. Silence can be a problem.”

Ward 6 Councilor John Pruett opted to decline his $4,000 salary.

Check out a full-recap from the session at the Finger Lakes Times

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