Tag: Todd Elzey

Opposition Comes Out Swinging At  Police Accountability Board Public Hearing

Opposition heard loudly at public hearing on police accountability board in Geneva

On Wednesday, September 23rd Geneva City Council held the long-awaited Public Hearing on the Council’s proposed Police Accountability Board (PAB) law (Public Law #1-2020). The public hearing was held via Zoom. It had originally been scheduled for August 5th but was delayed ... MORE
Geneva City Council Meets In Undisclosed Location,  Micro-Analyzes PAB Proposal, and Fights Over An Amendment

Geneva City Council meets in undisclosed location, micro-analyzes PAB proposal

The Geneva City Council held a “Special” City Council meeting Thursday, September 10th to consider a redrafted public law related to the proposed Police Accountability Board (PAB). Despite New York Public Officers Law, Article 7, Section 104 (New York’s Open Meeting Law), ... MORE
Geneva City Council Reaches Consensus on Proposed Police Accountability Board  Discipline Process; Noone  Battles with Regan and Salamendra or Council Almost Has Amicable Meeting

Geneva City Council reaches agreement on PAB, disciplinary process

The Geneva City Council held its third Police Accountability Board (PAB) meeting of the week on Thursday, September 3rd. The focus of meeting was the proposed PAB’s disciplinary authority. The Council also discussed the PAB’s composition and how police complaints would be ... MORE
Geneva City Council Dysfunction And Animosity Continue as Council Fights Through September Regular Meeting  Many Councilors Question Need For Genesee Park Soil Contamination Remediation

Geneva City Council fights through regular meeting, questions need for Genesee Park soil contamination remediation

The Geneva City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, September 2nd.. The meeting was held via Zoom due to the continuing social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was announced at the meeting that the City is exploring ways ... MORE
Geneva City Council battles over ethics violations at meeting

Geneva City Council battles over ethics violations at meeting

The Geneva City Council met Wednesday via Zoom for its regular monthly meeting. Two work sessions had already been held, and another was slated for the following day. The Council spent a large portion of its 5 hour and 10-minute meeting battling ... MORE
In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations

Work session rambles, but City Council leans toward police accountability board in Geneva

The meeting was scheduled to discuss the investigative authority and composition of the proposed PAB. However, the discussion regarding the investigative authority of the PAB went so long that the Council did not get around to addressing the proposed composition of the ... MORE
Tensions Run High As Divided Geneva City Council  Begins Week of Work On Police Accountability Board and Resolutions To  Censure City Councilors Gaglianese and Camera

Tensions run high as divided city council begins week of work on police accountability in Geneva

The Geneva City Council met Monday, August 31st for a Council work session. In continuing its social distancing efforts due to COVID-19 the Council met via Zoom and distributed the meeting live via City’s YouTube channel. The Council work session focused on ... MORE
Canandaigua City Council supports renaming ‘Squaw Island’, narrowly approves school resource officer program

Canandaigua City Council supports renaming ‘Squaw Island’, narrowly approves school resource officer program

The Canandaigua City Council met Thursday via Zoom conference call due to COVID-19. During Thursday’s nearly two-and-a-half hour session Council approved 8 resolutions. Resolution #2020-051 proposed supporting efforts to rename “Squaw Island” because of the “defamatory stigma attached to the name”. Several ... MORE
Disorganized, divided Geneva City Council ignores calls for councilor resignation and starts over on Police Accountability Board

Disorganized, divided Geneva City Council ignores calls for councilor resignation and starts over on Police Accountability Board

On Wednesday the Geneva City Council held a 6 hour and 45 minute meeting. The meeting was broken up into two parts. The Council opened the evening with a special 1 hour and 45-minute public forum on the proposal for a Police ... MORE
City Council hears divided public view on proposed police accountability board in Geneva

City Council hears divided public view on proposed police accountability board in Geneva

As part of a marathon 6 hour and 45 minute August City Council meeting on Wednesday the Geneva City Council held a public forum regarding a proposal to establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB). The public forum was initially supposed to be ... MORE
Ontario supervisors hear concerns about financial ramifications of COVID-19 at July meeting

Ontario supervisors hear concerns about financial ramifications of COVID-19 at July meeting

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors met Thursday. In light of the continuing COVID-19 outbreak the meeting was also made available via WebEx. Although some members of the Board, county staff, and public attended the meeting in person, many still chose to ... MORE
Canandaigua City Council Discusses New Electric Services Program and Calls Upon Ontario County To Rename Court Street In Honor of Susan B. Anthony

Canandaigua City Council calls on Ontario County to rename Court Street to honor Susan B. Anthony

The Canandaigua City Council met on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The Council continued to meet via Zoom conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. As was the regular process for the Canandaigua City Council, the meeting was also televised on Finger ... MORE
MARATHON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – COUNCIL CAN PROTECT GRASS AND TREES FROM SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES BUT CITY ATTORNEY ADVISES THAT COUNCIL DOES NOTT HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO REGULATE POLICE USE OF FORCE

MARATHON MEETING: City Attorney says Geneva City Council doesn’t have legal authority to regulate police use of force

The Geneva City Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom Conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. This meeting was one of the strangest on record for the City of Geneva. It was ... MORE
ONTARIO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OPPOSES LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR COVID-19 PROPERTY TAX DEFERRALS

Supervisors oppose legislative proposal for COVID-19 property tax deferrals in Ontario County

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors met Thursday, June 18, 2020. The meeting was held via WebEx Conference call due to the COVID-19 crisis. Ontario County Public Health Director Mary L. Beer reported that Ontario County now has 237 total COVID-19 cases ... MORE
CANANDAIGUA CITY COUNCIL NARROWLY APPROVES 2020 REAL PROPERTY TAX REASSESSMENT PROCESS

Council narrowly approves 2020 real property tax reassessment process in Canandaigua

The Canandaigua City Council held its June meeting on Thursday. Due to COVID-19 the meeting was held via Zoom conference call and was simulcast on Finger Lakes Television. The Council was originally scheduled to hold a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to ... MORE