FOIL requests tell unique story in Geneva as controversy over Welcome Center grows

Over the weekend, the Geneva Believer posted a lengthy investigative piece on a series of FOIL requests to the City of Geneva regarding the true cost of the FLX Welcome Center located along Seneca Lake.

It started when NBC affliate WHEC-TV aired a segment featuring the results of an investigation into the cost of the new facility. In the segment, NYS Exposed: Contracts expose costs of FLX Welcome Center; $1,014 for a 10” frame, FOIL requests by reporters revealed the surprisingly large price tags of some of the upgrades at the center, including over $6,000 for two rest room signs and $3,000 for two smaller “Community Room” signs.

WHEC INVESTIGATES: True cost of FLX Welcome Center

The Believer report dives into the background of that initial FOIL request, as well as the separate requests that were made following the airing of that piece.

It also looks at the role one local news outlet played in this story, as it continues to unfold.

Read the Believer’s full-story here.

On Thursday, September 27th at 11 am Meaney will join Josh Durso on Inside the FLX to break down the controversial story and provide more context.


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