Niagara Gazette


January 5, 2014

EDITORIAL: It's time for Niagara Falls City Council to get it right


Niagara Gazette — We expect our city officials to engage in vigorous debate as warranted. 

We also hope they’ll do so in a respectful manner, not only when it comes to dealing with one another, but when it comes to dealing with department heads, residents and, yes, would-be developers and business people. 

The time has come to begin to achieve the city’s potential, especially when it comes to serving as a tourism mecca for the rest of the world. 

Doing so will require maximization of resources and strengthening of public- and private-sector partnerships. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo thought enough of Walker, Grandinetti and council newcomer Andrew Touma to endorse them just days before the November election. 

He did so because he believed they were the “partners” he needed to move forward with the economic development and tourism initiatives his administration, through the state-run USA Niagara Development Corp., plans to carry out in the months and years ahead. 

We look forward to continued support from the state and the governor’s office in 2014 and remind Walker, Grandinetti, Touma, Anderson and Choolokian to take their roles seriously and conduct themselves accordingly in the year ahead. 

In other words, ladies and gentlemen: Don’t screw it up this time. 

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