I sent a FOIL request to the Amherst Comptroller to find out if our golf course made a profit last year or if we once again, ended up in the loser column. In the history of our golf course we have NEVER made a profit for a variety of reasons.
The Comptroller sent me sheets of paper with the figures from last year and the year before but no simple, clear answer as to whether we made a profit this past year. I went to her office after the FOIL time was past due and was told I will get the information when she gives it to the Town Board and the Supervisor.
The FOIL I sent overrides her power to keep things from the public. She made it clear the Supervisor would not get the report even if he asked for it before she was ready to give it out. Now that’s power.