Category: Municipal

Council Focuses on Negatives During State of the City Address – Camera Calls Hancock Estabrook Police Reform Legal Work Unprofessional and Biased

Geneva City Council focuses on negatives at annual session: Camera calls Hancock Estabrook police reform legal work unprofessional, biased

Geneva City Manager Sage Gerling and Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers presented the City’s annual State of the City address Wednesday, February 10. Gerling and Blowers presented an upbeat message that focused on the City’s successes during a challenging 2020. Afterward, Council ... MORE
WATCH LIVE: Town of Seneca Falls Public Hearing at 6:00 PM (webcast)

WATCH: Seneca Falls Town Council February 2021 Meeting (webcast)

A Public Hearing before the Town Board of the Town of Seneca Falls will be held Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm regarding the adoption of proposed Local Law #4 of the Town of Seneca Falls for the year 2021. This local law ... MORE
Downtown Auburn events plaza out to bid, completion expected later this year

Downtown Auburn events plaza out to bid, completion expected later this year

A downtown Auburn parcel is getting closer-and-closer to becoming an outdoor event plaza. Last week Auburn City Council learned that construction on the State St. lot was ready to go to bid. The project is expected to be completed by early-November. Construction ... MORE
Waterloo officials look at ways to connect waterfront to downtown

Waterloo officials look at ways to connect waterfront to downtown

Officials in Waterloo have been working with- and thinking about ways to connect the waterfront portion of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to downtown for a while. There are two major areas of focus: First is a new Locust Street Bridge. The second is ... MORE
Gallahan, Helming, and Ingalsbe call for VLT funding to be restored for Farmington and Ontario County

Gallahan, Helming, and Ingalsbe call for VLT funding to be restored for Farmington and Ontario County

New York State Senator Pam Helming, Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan and Farmington Town Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore the VLT funding cuts in his Executive Budget. The budget eliminates nearly $1.5 million in potential funding to the ... MORE
Councilor Ken Camera Discloses Confidential Personnel Information During Open meeting – Residents Turn Out In Force To Comment ON Police Review Board Proposal

Geneva City Councilor discloses confidential information, public turns out in force on PRB issue

During Thursday’s Geneva City Council meeting Councilor Ken Camera (Ward 4) appeared to disclose potentially confidential personnel information during a live public meeting that was airing on YouTube. Towards the end of the meeting, the issue of Council being blamed for voting ... MORE
Procedural Error Forced City of Geneva To Reschedule Police Review Board Public Hearing

Procedural error forces Geneva City Council to reschedule PRB public hearing

The City of Geneva has been struggling with consideration of a Police Review Board (PRB) public law for months. Geneva City Council previously held a nearly three-hour public hearing on the initial Police Accountability Board (PAB) proposal on September 22nd. Since then, ... MORE
Geneva Police Review Board Public Hearing Rescheduled

Police Review Board public hearing rescheduled in Geneva

On Wednesday Geneva City Council was scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law. However, instead Council met to reschedule the hearing. Council was forced to reschedule the hearing because staff failed to submit the ... MORE
Geneva City Council Opens 2021 With Two Meetings – Ethics Board Brings Three Complaints Against Councilor Laura Salamendra

City Council opens 2021 with two meetings in Geneva: Ethics board brings complaints against Salamendra

Geneva City Council met for well over 6 hours this week in a pair of sessions. The first was a ‘work session’, which was held on Monday, and the second was a full-meeting held Wednesday. Despite there being no major conflicts during ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

What are counties in the Finger Lakes and Central New York most looking for over the next several weeks and months, as New York State and Congress mulls over additional pandemic relief? This week a new $1 trillion relief package was signed, ... MORE
LETTER: Lyons resident voices frustration over cuts to ALS

LETTER: Lyons resident voices frustration over cuts to ALS service

A reader from Wayne County is concerned about the future of ALS service. Cutting down service opportunities could mean longer response times, which could also cost lives ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

Monday was the day that the Finger Lakes learned its fate related to economic restrictions. Here's what local health department directors had to say, as more cases of COVID-19 were reported ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

As of Friday, December 11th the region remains at a critical tipping point. Active caseloads remain high, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Finger Lakes had the highest number of people hospitalized out of all regions in New York State. Here's what ... MORE
LIVE AT 9:45: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Are we about to see everything change again in New York? Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce new restrictions on businesses like restaurants and bars. Could the region be turned into one large orange or red zone? Both of those questions ... MORE
Geneva City Council Sets Police Review Board Public Law Public Hearing

Police Review Board draft document introduced for January 2021 public hearing in Geneva

On Tuesday Geneva City Council held one of its shortest meetings ever. The Council met for less than 15 minutes setting the stage for the public hearing on the Police Review Board, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th. The Council ... MORE