Tag: Geneva City Council

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
Geneva City Council will discuss streetscape at tonights meeting

Geneva City Council will discuss streetscape at tonights meeting

Geneva City Council will be meeting tonight, June 1st, to discuss the future of Geneva’s streetscape. Sage Gerling, Geneva City Manager, said that a recent walkthrough gave people a better idea of what this project will look like. Gerling explains that it’s ... MORE
Geneva City Council will review American Legion development plan tonight

Geneva City Council will review American Legion development plan tonight

Geneva City Council is getting a look at the proposal to overhaul the American Legion property along Lochland Rd. The goal of developers is to turn the property into a hotel, townhomes, and restaurant with brewery inside it. Lakefront Development Corp. LLC ... MORE
Geneva City Council Delays Decision on Genesee Park Remediation & Joining  Community Choice Aggregation Program

Geneva City Council delays decision on Genesee Park remediation, joining community choice aggregation program

Geneva City Council met Monday and Wednesday this week- marking the first in-person sessions since the pandemic forced most public meetings to be held remotely. Only Councilor Frank Gaglianese (At-Large) attended virtually via Zoom. Up to 20 members of the community could ... MORE
Divided Geneva City Council Considers Resolutions to Censure Laura Salamendra  And To Remove City Attorney from Police Matters – Ken Camera Does Not Want To Return To In-Person Meetings Without Police Presence

Divided city council considers resolutions to censure Salamendra, remove Bove from police matters; Camera pushes back on in-person meetings

On Wednesday Geneva City Council’s divisions continued to be evident as they considered resolutions to Censure Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5) and remove City Attorney Emil Bove, Jr. from participating in police reform and police policy issues. Council’s divisions were also highlighted ... MORE
In Contentious Meeting Geneva City Council  Approves Police Reform and Reinvention Plan  Councilor Ken Camera Calls for Dismissal of City Attorney

During contentious meeting Geneva City Council approves police reform plan, Councilor Camera calls for dismissal of city attorney

Geneva City Council held a special meeting Wednesday, March 24 during which they approved the City of Geneva Police Reform and Reinvention Plan. The Council also set a schedule for interviewing candidates for the Geneva Police Review Board (PRB). Wednesday’s meeting was ... MORE
Geneva City Council Approves Special Counsel for Police Review Board Referendum

Geneva City Council approves special counsel for PRB referendum

The Geneva Police Review Board fight entered a new phase Wednesday, March 10 when City Council approved a Resolution to appoint a Special Counsel to assist the City regarding a petition for a Referendum on the Police Review Board (PRB). On March ... MORE
Geneva City Council Hears Ethics Complaint Against Councilor Laura Salamendra – Ethics Board Complains That Geneva City Council Has Not Taken Action On Ethics Complaints

Geneva City Council hears ethics complaint against Salamendra, fact that it has stalled on action

At the Wednesday, March 3 meeting of Geneva City Council members heard an Ethics Board Complaint filed against Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5) related to her actions at a Sunday, July 19, 2020, Back The Blue rally in Geneva. At the end ... MORE
Geneva City Council Amends No Left Turn Ordinance, and Protect Loomis Woods as Parkland

Geneva amends left turn ordinance, moves to protect Loomis Woods as parkland

During the business portion of the Wednesday, March 3 Geneva City Council Meeting, Council held public hearings regarding the proposed sale of City-owned real estate and regarding the City’s intended application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Council also considered amending ... MORE
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