Tag: Ken Camera

Councilors and Residents Debate Indigenous Peoples Day

Geneva City Council, 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 4, 2021, but that meeting was canceled ... MORE
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
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
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
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
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
Councilor Ken Camera Discloses Confidential Personnel Information During Open meeting – Residents Turn Out In Force To Comment ON Police Review Board Proposal

Geneva City Councilor discloses confidential information, public turns out in force on PRB issue

During Thursday’s Geneva City Council meeting Councilor Ken Camera (Ward 4) appeared to disclose potentially confidential personnel information during a live public meeting that was airing on YouTube. Towards the end of the meeting, the issue of Council being blamed for voting ... MORE