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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
Geneva City Council Votes To Revisit Officer Layoffs

City Council votes to revisit police officer layoffs in Geneva

The Geneva City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, November 5th. The meeting was streamed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and one of the most-controversial topics from the group’s last session was back on the agenda. The meeting opened with Councilor ... MORE
Despite Warnings of Public Safety Consequences Geneva City Council  Cuts Two Probationary Police Officer Positions

Despite warnings of consequences Geneva City Council cuts two probationary police officer positions

The Geneva City Council held its final meeting on the proposed 2021 Budget Wednesday meeting via Zoom due to COVID-19 concerns. Mayor Steve Valentino opened the meeting with the expectation that the Council had an agreement on the General Fund Budget. Valentino ... MORE
Geneva City Council Revisits Budget Deletions And  Returns $8,700 For Foundry Voucher Program And $2,500 For Colony Care Givers

Geneva City Council revisits budget items cut in last session, returns foundry voucher program

The Geneva City Council met Monday for a budget work session. The Council resumed virtual meetings via Zoom due to the increase in COVID-19. The Council continued to try and cut enough spending from the 2021 budget to reduce the anticipated 13% ... MORE
In Contentious Meeting Geneva City Council Makes Deep Cuts to 2021 Budget Including Eliminating Foundry Voucher Program and Funding for Finger Lakes Television Broadcast of Council Meetings

Geneva City Council makes deep cuts to 2021 budget at contentious meeting

The Geneva City Council met Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The Council held a public hearing regarding lifting the New York State cap on property taxes and conducted a Council budget workshop. The meeting was held both in person for Council members and ... MORE
Divided Geneva City Council struggles with PAB law at another meeting on topic of policing

Divided Geneva City Council struggles with PAB law at another meeting on topic of policing

The Geneva City Council met Thursday in an attempt to finish redrafting the proposed public law that would establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB). Despite having seven sections of the proposed law to review, and a desire by some Councilors to revisit ... MORE
Divided Council Clueless About Cost of Police Accountability Board

Geneva City Council struggles to understand what police accountability board will cost

The Geneva City Council met for nearly 3 hours Tuesday for a work session regarding the proposed public law to establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB) in Geneva. Despite Mayor Steve Valentino’s assertions when the work sessions were established in January 2020 ... MORE
Geneva City Council Calls For Balancing Budget On Backs Of City Employees

Property tax increase of 13% possible in Geneva as City looks for ways to balance budget during workshop

Geneva City Council held a budget work session on Wednesday as it considered the financial future of the municipality in Ontario County. The Council met in person at a location that was not disclosed on the meeting notice or agenda. However, the ... MORE
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