Gov. David Paterson is coming to Niagara Falls.

Paterson’s office announced Friday plans to visit the city next week as part of his ongoing series of town hall meetings across the state.

The governor’s town hall meeting in the Falls will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 2001 Ninth St. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

“During this economic crisis, we as citizens have the responsibility to work together towards achieving a brighter future for our state,” Paterson said in a release issued by his office. “These town hall meetings have provided New Yorkers with a forum to share thoughts, ideas and suggestions on ways we can improve the economic outlook for New York. I look forward to hearing directly from New York’s residents and students as we work together to emerge from this crisis and place New York state on the road towards fiscal recovery.”

Paterson announced in January plans to hold a series of town hall meetings across Upstate New York to give the public a chance to discuss the state’s fiscal crisis.

Those who wish to attend the meeting are asked to RSVP on the governor’s Web site at www.ny.gov/governor/townhalls. RSVP’s are not required for admittance. Those wishing to submit questions or comments may do so at the same address. For all town hall meetings, the governor’s office said seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stephanie Cowart, executive director of the housing authority, said Paterson’s visit to the Doris Jones building will be the first by a governor since George Pataki. She said the event has been several weeks in the planning. She said the housing authority expects to be able to accommodate up to 600 visitors.

“I look forward to hearing about his plans for Niagara Falls in particular and discussing his budget and the implications of it,” Cowart said.

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