Author: Todd Elzey

Todd covers local government in the Finger Lakes. He has a JD degree the Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. Send tips to todd@fingerlakes1.com.
Opposition Comes Out Swinging At  Police Accountability Board Public Hearing
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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…

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Geneva City Council Meets In Undisclosed Location,  Micro-Analyzes PAB Proposal, and Fights Over An Amendment
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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…

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Geneva City Council Reaches Consensus on Proposed Police Accountability Board  Discipline Process; Noone  Battles with Regan and Salamendra or Council Almost Has Amicable Meeting
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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…

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Geneva City Council Dysfunction And Animosity Continue as Council Fights Through September Regular Meeting  Many Councilors Question Need For Genesee Park Soil Contamination Remediation
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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…

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Geneva City Council battles over ethics violations at meeting
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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…

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In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
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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 PAB. The composition of the PAB was put off until the planned Council work session on Thursday at 5:30 P.M. Tuesday’s meeting was yet another example of the Council for the most part continuing to spin its wheels on the PAB issue. The majority of the meeting was spent rehashing each Councilor’s established position on what should or should not be the investigatory authority of the proposed PAB.

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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
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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…

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

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

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

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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…

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Canandaigua City Council Discusses New Electric Services Program and Calls Upon Ontario County To Rename Court Street In Honor of Susan B. Anthony
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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…

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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
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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…

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Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd; meeting runs for
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Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd, City Council meeting runs over 6 hours

Before Geneva City Council met for its monthly meeting – a rally was held to back law enforcement in the city. Finger Lakes News Radio was there, and reports that approximately 500…

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ONTARIO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OPPOSES LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR COVID-19 PROPERTY TAX DEFERRALS
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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…

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CANANDAIGUA CITY COUNCIL NARROWLY APPROVES 2020 REAL PROPERTY TAX REASSESSMENT PROCESS
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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…

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