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Procedural error forces Geneva City Council to reschedule PRB public hearing

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The City of Geneva has been struggling with consideration of a Police Review Board (PRB) public law for months. Geneva City Council previously held a nearly three-hour public hearing on the initial Police Accountability Board ... more
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City Council opens 2021 with two meetings in Geneva: Ethics board brings complaints against Salamendra

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Geneva City Council met for well over 6 hours this week in a pair of sessions. The first was a 'work session', which was held on Monday, and the second was a full-meeting held Wednesday ... more
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Geneva discusses new beach, pool, and spray park for lakefront property

Geneva discusses new beach, pool, and spray park for lakefront property
A beach is expensive, but apparently a swimming pool would be less costly. That is the internal discussion happening right now among some members of Geneva City Council. Councilors discussed an array of options, including ... more
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City Council schedules public hearing for Police Review Board in Geneva, debates winter parking

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Geneva City Council held its regularly scheduled December meeting on Wednesday - taking two important actions that didn't require formal votes. First, City Manager Sage Gerling and Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers asked the Council ... more
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PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

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On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed Police Accountability Board. For the most part, the Council continued to rehash previously discussed sections of the ... more
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Geneva City Council fights through another PAB work session

Geneva Council Wastes Residents’ Time With Unproductive Debate On Police Staffing Study
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 ... more
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Geneva City Council denies PAB unrestricted access to body cam footage

Council Denies PAB Unrestricted Access to GPD Bodycam Footage – Valentino Ignores Councilors’ Motions to Amend PAB Law As Not Specific Enough
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 ... more
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City Council votes to revisit police officer layoffs in Geneva

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

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

Geneva City Council Revisits Budget Deletions And  Returns $8,700 For Foundry Voucher Program And $2,500 For Colony Care Givers
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Geneva City Council makes deep cuts to 2021 budget at contentious meeting

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

Geneva voters will likely see staggered terms proposal on November ballot
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 ... more
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Property tax increase of 13% possible in Geneva as City looks for ways to balance budget during workshop

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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 ... more
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Opposition heard loudly at public hearing on police accountability board in Geneva

City Council takes on police accountability committee, private landlord regist
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 ... more
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Public hearing set for PAB in Geneva: People’s Peaceful Protest throws support behind draft law

Public hearing set for PAB in Geneva: People’s Peaceful Protest throws support behind draft law
It didn't come without a fair share of controversy, and several hours of public meetings, but the City of Geneva has drafted a proposed local law that would create a police accountability board. The draft ... more
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Geneva City Council meets in undisclosed location, micro-analyzes PAB proposal

Geneva City Council Meets In Undisclosed Location,  Micro-Analyzes PAB Proposal, and Fights Over An Amendment
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, ... more
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Geneva City Council reaches agreement on PAB, disciplinary process

Geneva City Council Meets In Undisclosed Location,  Micro-Analyzes PAB Proposal, and Fights Over An Amendment
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 ... more
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Geneva City Council fights through regular meeting, questions need for Genesee Park soil contamination remediation

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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 ... more
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