Tag: Geneva City Council

During annual retreat Geneva City Council sets priorities for 2021 without any plan for achieving them

During annual retreat Geneva City Council sets priorities for 2021 without any plan for achieving them

Police Reform Board Not Among Council’s Top Priorities Geneva City Council set its top three 2021 priorities during its annual retreat Saturday, February 13, 2021. Although the Geneva Police Reform Board (PRB) dominated Council activities during 2020 and caused conflict amongst Councilors, ... MORE
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
Geneva Implements New Winter Parking Violation Fine and Council’s Hears New Ethics Complaint Against Councilor Laura Salamendra

Geneva implements new winter parking violation fine, Council hears ethics complaints against Salamendra

On Wednesday Geneva City Council took action to increase winter parking violation fines, heard another ethics violation complaint against Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5), and established a registry for vacant and abandoned properties. In other routine actions, Council, scheduled several public hearings, ... MORE
Geneva City Council Approves Controversial Police Review Board on 6-3 Vote

Geneva City Council approves Police Review Board by 6-3 vote

On Wednesday Geneva City Council ended a nearly year-long saga by approving Public Law 1-2021, which establishes a Police Review Board. Prior to Wednesday’s vote, most of the Council took time to speak on the proposed Public Law and the process that ... MORE
Geneva Takes Two Economic Development Hits

City of Geneva takes two economic development hits: Legion sale falls through, CCMI Inc. will head to town

At the Monday, February 1, 2021, Geneva City Council Work Session, the City revealed that it recently lost two economic development opportunities with CCMI, Inc. and the Geneva American Legion. Mayor Steve Valentino announced that the developer who was looking to purchase ... 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
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Plans for Safe Return of Students Amid Covid-19

Students return to HWS campus with enhanced COVID-19 testing requirements

After facing an outbreak on campus during the fall semester Hobart and William Smith Colleges will return to class on Monday. Plans have been implemented to ensure a safe return for the many students who reside on- and off- campus for the ... 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
Geneva discusses new beach, pool, and spray park for lakefront property

Geneva discusses new beach, pool, and spray park for lakefront property

A beach is expensive, but apparently a swimming pool would be less costly. That is the internal discussion happening right now among some members of Geneva City Council. Councilors discussed an array of options, including a beach, spray park, and swimming pool ... MORE
Geneva City Council Schedules Police Review Board Law Public Hearing and  Debates Winter On-Street Parking Rules

City Council schedules public hearing for Police Review Board in Geneva, debates winter parking

Geneva City Council held its regularly scheduled December meeting on Wednesday – taking two important actions that didn’t require formal votes. First, City Manager Sage Gerling and Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers asked the Council for direction regarding how to proceed in ... MORE
Police Accountability Board Renamed Police Review Board  Police Review Board Law Could Be Subject to a Mandatory Referendum

PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed Police Accountability Board. For the most part, the Council continued to rehash previously discussed sections of the law. However, one major new proposal did ... MORE
Geneva City Council Fights Through Another  Police Accountability Board Public Law Work Session

Geneva City Council fights through another PAB work session

On Thursday Geneva City Council met for what some believed would be the final Council work session on the proposed Police Accountability Board (PAB) Law. Instead, the meeting showed that the Council is far from being close to taking the proposed law ... MORE
Council Denies PAB Unrestricted Access to GPD Bodycam Footage – Valentino Ignores Councilors’ Motions to Amend PAB Law As Not Specific Enough

Geneva City Council denies PAB unrestricted access to body cam footage

Mayor Steve Valentino opened the meeting by asking City Attorney Emil Bove, Jr. to discuss a proposal to establish a time requirement for filing PAB complaints. Bove presented language to the Council that proposed a 180-day complaint filing deadline. Bove contended that ... MORE