Tag: Geneva City Council

Geneva City Council tackles community choice aggregation and garbage issues but ignores Pruett’s resignation

Geneva City Council tackles community choice aggregation and garbage issues but ignores Pruett’s resignation

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 debating the Community Choice Aggregation program and ... MORE
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Geneva City Councilor John Pruett will stay on through end of 2021, or until replacement is found

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 disappointment and anxiety for those who truly ... MORE
Geneva rescheduled city council work session, moved the council’s regular meeting, and postponed water main work

Geneva rescheduled city council work session, moved the council’s regular meeting, and postponed water main work

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 15, 2021. The city did not release ... MORE
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Pruett’s resignation letter obtained days before leaving Geneva City Council

“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 last week begins. Pruett’s term was merely ... MORE
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 resignation. “The commonly underproductive and often-hostile working ... MORE
Geneva City Council Honors Juneteenth Volunteers and Rejects Resolution to Legalize Temporary Sidewalk Art

Geneva City Council 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, 2021, to June 27, 2021, members of ... MORE
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
Geneva Council Wastes Residents’ Time With Unproductive Debate On Police Staffing Study

Geneva City Council hosts 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 (Ward 2), who was appointed as Deputy ... MORE
Protests at June Geneva Council Work Session Impacted July Meeting, Geneva Council Divisions Widen, Salamendra Says City Employees Should Celebrate Juneteenth With “Anti-Racist” Training, Geneva Refuses To Make Public Letter Read At Council Meeting

Division widens on Geneva City Council after meeting: Legion plan passes unanimously

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. Residents Confused At Council Meeting Location Change ... MORE
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 the start of the pandemic, City Council ... MORE
Geneva Rolls Back Public Access To Public Meetings

Official blames venue change for possible streaming issue with Geneva City Council meeting, effectively rolling back public access

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 the same location. Council is also scheduled ... MORE
Geneva City Council approves using $325,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for improvements to Marsh Creek Pump Station

Geneva City Council approves using $325,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for improvements to Marsh Creek Pump Station

On Tuesday Geneva City Council met for the first time since its June 7 work session that ended abruptly in chaos. Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5) who was the target of audience attacks during that session did not attend Tuesday’s council meeting ... MORE
GPD Michael Passalacqua Says GPD Can’t Keep City Safe with Current Staffing Levels  Crowd Verbally Attacking Salamendra Ends Geneva City Council Work Session

Geneva City Council work session cut short after turning to chaos (video)

Staffing issues took center stage at a work session for Geneva City Council- as a presentation by GPD Chief Michael Passalacqua led to a contentious exchange between council members. Less than an hour into the meeting, it was ended, as Mayor Steve ... MORE
Divided Council Fights Through Police Review Board Appointments

Geneva City Council fights through PRB appointments despite division

During Geneva City Council’s Wednesday, June 2 meeting, Council spent a large portion of the meeting considering appointments to the Geneva Police Review Board (PRB). Despite interviewing well over 40 applicants and holding around 10 executive sessions related to PRB interviews and ... MORE
YouTube & Zoom Audio Difficulties Shut Many City Residents Out of Large Portion of Council Meeting  Ethics Board Brings Two Complaints Against Camera  Council Narrowly Approves Community Choice Aggregation Program

YouTube, Zoom audio issues shut out Geneva residents from big portion of Council meeting

Geneva City Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Public attendance was limited to 20 individuals due to COVID-19 restriction. Most City residents could only observe the proceedings via the City’s YouTube channel or via the Zoom ... MORE