Tag: Laura Salamendra

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
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
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
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 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 United Trying To Force Police Review Board Referendum With Petition

Geneva United trying to force PRB referendum vote

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 Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law out ... 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
Geneva City Council Opens 2021 With Two Meetings – Ethics Board Brings Three Complaints Against Councilor Laura Salamendra

City Council opens 2021 with two meetings in Geneva: Ethics board brings complaints against Salamendra

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. Despite there being no major conflicts during ... MORE
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 Seneca Lake and founder of the Foundry ... MORE