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Geneva PD contends with understaffing, overtime costs, and retirements: City councilor asks, “Why are we not adding staff?”

In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
How should Geneva spend public safety dollars? That question was central in Geneva City Council's debate about the future of the city's police department. Chief Mike Passalacqua says they're suffering from being short-staffed. It's not ... more
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Geneva City Council debates police accountability committee, private landlord registration at meeting

Geneva police officer loses two vacation days for putting edited photo of city councilor on PC screensaver
The City of Geneva Council discussed two hot topics at this week's meeting, turning down the opportunity to establish a Police Accountability Committee but moving forward with the first reading of a new landlord registration ... more
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Geneva City Council identifies new supervisor to fill vacancy, tables landlord registration ordinance

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The City of Geneva City Council voted to table the Private Landlord Registration ordinance last night, with a split board decision. Councilors Regan, Camera, Salamendra, and Salone all voted against the tabling of this measure, ... more
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Geneva City Council fills vacancy: Full recap of February meeting

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Constituents in Ward 6 in the City of Geneva now have a new representative. Just 32 days after John Pruette's resignation left the seat vacant, the Council unanimously moved to appoint Republican John Salone to ... more
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Geneva City Council looks to fill trio of vacancies, hears about ethics violation and receives foundry update

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New year. New beginning. Geneva City Council met for its first full session of 2022 with new resolutions, as well as the task of filling three vacant positions in the city’s management. With the recent ... more
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Geneva City Manager Sage Gerling resigns, accepts position with Cornell University

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Geneva City Manager Sage Gerling is resigning from the position held for the last three years. Gerling told City Council on Monday that she would leave the job on January 21. She's accepted a position ... more
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Who will replace John Pruett after he resigns from Geneva City Council on Dec. 31?

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There's a lot of uncertainty about what will happen to Geneva City Councilor John Pruett's seat when his resignation becomes official. The elected member of City Council announced earlier this year that he was resigning ... more
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Geneva City Council, residents debate Indigenous Peoples Day

Councilors and Residents Debate Indigenous Peoples Day
Mayor Steve Valentino was absent from the October 6, 2021, Geneva City Council meeting. The meeting was led by Deputy Mayor Bill Pealer (Ward 2). Council was supposed to hold a work session on October ... more
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Geneva City Council tackles community choice aggregation and garbage issues but ignores Pruett’s resignation

MISSION ZERO event brings new ideas on sustainability
Geneva City Council held its September meeting on September 1, 2021. Council moved the meeting from the Geneva Public Safety Center to Jordan Hall at the Cornell AgriTech Campus. Council spent most of its time ... more
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Geneva City Councilor John Pruett will stay on through end of 2021, or until replacement is found

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On August 17, 2021, Geneva Ward 6 Councilor John Pruett resigned his Council seat effective August 31, 2021. Pruett said, “The commonly underproductive and often hostile working environment in council creates an unacceptable level of ... more
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Geneva rescheduled city council work session, moved the council’s regular meeting, and postponed water main work

Councilors and Residents Debate Indigenous Peoples Day
The City of Geneva announced three major changes for the week of August 30, 2021. First, the city rescheduled the City Council work session scheduled for August 30, 2021. Geneva moved the meeting to September ... more
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Pruett’s resignation letter obtained days before leaving Geneva City Council

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"I am hereby issuing my resignation from Geneva City Council, Ward 6, becoming effective August 31, 2021." That's how the letter authored by Geneva City Councilor John Pruett, which was submitted to Mayor Steve Valentino ... more
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Geneva City Councilor announces resignation, cites health and unproductive governing body

Geneva City Councilor announces resignation, cites health and unproductive governing body
Geneva City Councilor John Pruett is stepping down. He serves as Sixth Ward city councilor and in a letter to Mayor Steve Valentino, he cited an array of issues and concerns that brought him to ... more
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Geneva City Council rejects resolution to legalize temporary sidewalk art

Geneva City Council Honors Juneteenth Volunteers and Rejects Resolution to Legalize Temporary Sidewalk Art
Geneva City Council opened its Wednesday, August 4, 2021 meeting with the issuance of two Proclamations. Mayor Steve Valentino read the first Proclamation honoring Juneteenth Community Service. The resolution was brought because of June 19, ... more
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WATCH: Geneva City Council Meeting on August 4, 2021 (video)

WATCH: Geneva City Council Meeting on August 4, 2021 (video)
Full video of the Geneva City Council regular August meeting held on Wednesday evening, August 4, 2021. ... more
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Geneva City Council hosts unproductive debate on police staffing study

Geneva Council Wastes Residents’ Time With Unproductive Debate On Police Staffing Study
The July Work Session held by Geneva City Council marked the return to its normal meeting location at the Geneva Public Safety Center. Mayor Steve Valentino, Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5), and Councilor William Pealer ... more
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Division widens on Geneva City Council after meeting: Legion plan passes unanimously

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Protests at June Geneva Council Work Session Impact July Meeting, Geneva Council Divisions Widen, Salamendra Says City Employees Should Celebrate Juneteenth With “Anti-Racist” Training, And Geneva Refuses To Make Public Letter Read At Council Meeting ... more
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WATCH: Geneva City Council succeeds in streaming their July meeting (video)

WATCH: Geneva City Council succeeds in streaming their July meeting (video)
Geneva City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting for the month of July on Wednesday. This came after technical issues were raised by city officials, who said live-streaming the session may not be possible. Since ... more
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Official blames venue change for possible streaming issue with Geneva City Council meeting, effectively rolling back public access

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Geneva City Council is scheduled to meet tonight July 7 to hold public hearings regarding the rezoning of 1115 Lochland Road at the American Legion and regarding the creation of a planned unit development at ... more
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