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Geneva City Council, residents debate Indigenous Peoples Day

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

MISSION ZERO event brings new ideas on sustainability
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 ... more
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Division widens on Geneva City Council after meeting: Legion plan passes unanimously

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

GPD Michael Passalacqua Says GPD Can’t Keep City Safe with Current Staffing Levels  Crowd Verbally Attacking Salamendra Ends Geneva City Council Work Session
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 ... more
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Geneva City Council fights through PRB appointments despite division

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

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

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

Geneva City Council Hears Ethics Complaint Against Councilor Laura Salamendra – Ethics Board Complains That Geneva City Council Has Not Taken Action On Ethics Complaints
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 ... more
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Geneva United trying to force PRB referendum vote

Geneva police officer loses two vacation days for putting edited photo of city councilor on PC screensaver
Geneva United is planning to present a Petition to Geneva City Clerk Lori Guinan  Thursday, March 4, 2021, at about 11:30 a.m. The Petition calls on the City of Geneva to put the recently passed ... more
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Geneva implements new winter parking violation fine, Council hears ethics complaints against Salamendra

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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 ... 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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CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Salamendra targets change through more than activism

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Salamendra targets change through more than activism
Laura Salamendra is challenging for a seat on Geneva’s City Council to represent Ward 5 come January 1st, 2020.  Salamendra is an activist with the Geneva Women’s Assembly, a former board member with We are ... more
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