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www.stargazette.com, 27 Nov 2007 [cached]
Betty J. CocchoStar-Gazette.COM - Betty J. Coccho
...Betty J. Coccho
devotes endless energy and is truly committed to serving our city to the fullest extent possible.I hope to carry on the tradition and standards he
established for our community, most importantly, the Sixth Ward.
Time you have lived in the area, connection to the region:
In 2005 was appointed by City Council
to fill the vacant 6th Ward seat when Mayor Coccho
Star-Gazette.COM - Local News
www.stargazettenews.com, 29 June 2005 [cached]
Coccho's campaign staff includes Lee Welles, owner of Mars Fitness Services and the Star-Gazette's Real Wellness columnist, as manager; Anthony Misuraca, a 2005 graduate of Corning East High School, volunteer coordinator; and Betty Coccho, the candidate's wife, as treasurer.
...In addition to his time on the City Council, Coccho has served six years as deputy mayor and has chaired several council committees.
Star-Gazette.COM - Local News
www.star-gazette.com, 4 Jan 2006 [cached]
CORNING - Despite accusations of nepotism and conflict of interest, Betty Coccho easily won appointment Tuesday to succeed her husband, new Corning Mayor Frank P. Coccho, as 6th Ward alderman.
Muccini and Republican 4th Ward Alderman Rich Negri were the only two council members to vote against Betty Coccho's
is qualified," Muccini said, "but it's a conflict of interest and nepotism.I don't believe the mayor should have two votes on all issues."
Negri called her
appointment "a bad precedent to establish" and echoed Muccini's concerns about potential conflicts of interest and the perception of nepotism.Betty Coccho, 62, is an office manager at Route 81 Radio in Corning.She has served in a variety of appointed city posts in the past 20 years, including committees to study the city's finances and to search for a city manager.
Following the vote, Betty Coccho
was sworn in by her husband as her granddaughter, Alexa Palmer, held a Bible.
...Mayor Coccho opened his first council meeting as the city's top elected official by reading a four-minute statement of his goals.He
said they include "conservative, no-frills spending plans" and involving more citizens in government.He
remains committed to the state's open meetings and freedom of information laws and will impress upon all city agencies that they apply to them as well as to the council.
"We have been reading and hearing too much lately about governmental bodies violating the open meetings laws," he
Star-Gazette.COM - Editorials
www.star-gazette.com, 9 Jan 2006 [cached]
That will be the challenge to Corning Mayor Frank Coccho, whose wife Betty was appointed by the Corning City Council last week to fill the 6th Ward seat left vacant when Alderman Frank Coccho was elected Mayor Coccho.
A couple of council members niggled about nepotism with Betty Coccho's
appointment, but that's a stretch.Mayor Coccho was but one vote.
Five other council members backed her