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Geneva will sell lakefront parcel to state park, ending land swap concerns

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The Geneva Believer reports that on October 2nd Geneva City Council will vote on a resolution to schedule a public hearing on the sale of a 7.25 acre parcel of city-owned land located in the Town of Waterloo, adjacent to entrance of Seneca Lake State Park. The Believer notes that in 2016, City Council approved the sale of the parcel to... more

Concerns vocalized in Geneva over city budget process

Concerns vocalized in Geneva over city budget process
Concerns in Geneva have been vocalized about the process by which City Council will develop their new budget. After city officials noted that the process would have to change to some degree between 2018- and 2019 – some say the change has been incomplete. Now, The Geneva Believer reports that the process has become less transparent in an article published... more

Episode #186: Discussing the GateHouse-Gannett merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)

Episode #186: Discussing the GateHouse-Gannett merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)
Earlier this month the news and newspaper industry was rocked by the headlines that Gannett and GateHouse would be joining forces in a merger of epic proportions. The $1.4 billion deal clears way for what New Media CEO Mike Reed says will be better, stronger journalism. That said, not everyone takes the merger as a sign of ‘good times’. Rather,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)
When Jim Meaney, founder of The Geneva Believer announced that he would be seeking the nomination to run for Geneva City Council’s Ward 6 seat – there was very little surprise. However, weeks later he ended that campaign, returning to the work that led him to the decision that would be to run for City Council. Reporting on the City... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the latest in Geneva with Jim Meaney

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the latest in Geneva with Jim Meaney
When Jim Meaney founded the Geneva Believer – his goal was to inform city residents of the inner-workings of government. Over the years he has covered a string of important, relevant issues; and most-recently his coverage of the city manager search process, policing and intended reforms in Geneva, and Finger Lakes Health have really spotlighted the importance of this work.... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Flagging concerns with FLX Welcome Center, City of Geneva

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Understanding the
Concern about cost and process. In Geneva, residents and taxpayers alike have been asking questions about the Finger Lakes Welcome Center, since a pair of investigative reports were published by WHEC-Rochester, and the Geneva Believer. Both highlighted exorbitant costs in some aspects of the buildout, which was executed through a joint-effort between the state and city of Geneva. “It started... more