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Geneva City Council to discuss Mayor Valentino’s proposal for staggered terms

The Geneva City Council will meet on Wednesday, March 2 to discuss Mayor Steve Valentino’s proposal to stagger terms for councilors and the mayor.

Currently, all members of the City Council and the Mayor are elected to serve four-year terms every four years in the general election.

“Staggering the terms of office for the mayor and councilors would ensure there would always be experienced councilors sitting on the City Council who are familiar with current operations of the city and any issues before Council,” wrote Valentino in a message to the Council, according to Finger Lakes Times.

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The Geneva City Council would have to pass a local law in order to enact this change, which would then have to be approved by city voters in November. A resolution is on the table for the Council’s Wednesday, March 2 meeting that would schedule a public hearing  on the issue for the Council’s April 6 meeting.

If adopted, the terms would be staggered starting with the 2023 general election.



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