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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 approves bodycam taskforce, holds hearings, and hears public comment at lengthy October meeting

Geneva’s public arts committee seeks resident feedback
The Geneva City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday with seven-of-the-nine council members attending in person. Mayor Steve Valentino, who continues to quarantine following out of state travel, and Laura Salamendra (Ward 5) attended ... 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

Geneva police officer loses two vacation days for putting edited photo of city councilor on PC screensaver
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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Geneva City Council battles over ethics violations at meeting

Geneva City Council battles over ethics violations at meeting
The Geneva City Council met Wednesday via Zoom for its regular monthly meeting. Two work sessions had already been held, and another was slated for the following day. The Council spent a large portion of ... more
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Work session rambles, but City Council leans toward police accountability board in Geneva

In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
The meeting was scheduled to discuss the investigative authority and composition of the proposed PAB. However, the discussion regarding the investigative authority of the PAB went so long that the Council did not get around ... more
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Tensions run high as divided city council begins week of work on police accountability in Geneva

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The Geneva City Council met Monday, August 31st for a Council work session. In continuing its social distancing efforts due to COVID-19 the Council met via Zoom and distributed the meeting live via City’s YouTube ... more
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Disorganized, divided Geneva City Council ignores calls for councilor resignation and starts over on Police Accountability Board

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On Wednesday the Geneva City Council held a 6 hour and 45 minute meeting. The meeting was broken up into two parts. The Council opened the evening with a special 1 hour and 45-minute public ... more
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City Council hears divided public view on proposed police accountability board in Geneva

Geneva Council Wastes Residents’ Time With Unproductive Debate On Police Staffing Study
As part of a marathon 6 hour and 45 minute August City Council meeting on Wednesday the Geneva City Council held a public forum regarding a proposal to establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB). The ... more
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Mayor Valentino calls for Councilor Gaglianese to resign as community reacts to his comments, apology

Mayor Valentino calls for Councilor Gaglianese to resign as community reacts to his comments, apology
On Monday, Geneva Mayor Steve Valentino released a statement, as the fallout of comments made by an at-large city councilor at a 'Back the Blue' rally. Now, the community is reflecting on those comments, and ... more
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Councilor apologizes after comments about Geneva residents caught on camera

Councilor apologizes after comments about Geneva residents caught on camera
In just a matter of days, a Geneva city councilor has come under scrutiny for airing some eye-raising comments at a “Back the Blue” rally in mid-July that had recently resurfaced – but now he ... more
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Geneva’s Regan will hold town hall event for Ward 3 on police accountability board

Councilor Regan will hold ‘town hall style’ ward meeting in Geneva
Although the public hearing set for Wednesday, August 5th has been effectively cancelled, Third Ward Councilor Jan Regan announced that she will host a “town-hall” style meeting exclusively for her ward residents to hear about ... more
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Mayor Valentino says public hearing on police accountability board cannot proceed

Mayor Valentino says public hearing on police accountability board cannot proceed
A day removed from an attorney-client session, which occurred in-person among members from Geneva City Council and Emil Bove Jr., Esq., the city’s attorney, Mayor Steve Valentino spoke to clear the air as uncertainties cloud ... more
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Geneva City Council will hold first in-person meeting tonight since COVID-19 pandemic began

Geneva City Council will hold first in-person meeting tonight since COVID-19 pandemic began
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began in New York government meetings have been held virtually. The first in-person session among Geneva’s elected officials will happen tonight without notice to the public. Lori Guinan, the city ... more
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