Critics say that Dyster’s record in Niagara Falls has been a titanic failure

Monday, October 28th, 2019

“Mayor Paul Dyster has decided not to seek reelection in Niagara Falls this year.  Three terms of fiscal management finally caught up with him — and a structural deficit somewhere between $15 and $20 million threatens to bankrupt a crushingly poor city.”

“Prognosticators point to three key missteps during his tenure. . . (including):  Dyster refused to meet with NFR, the DiCienzo Family, and other investors not of his choosing, forgoing countless economic development opportunities over the years.  Perhaps the most puzzling and obvious mistake of Dyster’s three terms was his unwavering refusal to engage with the City’s most successful investors and its largest private landholders, including NFR, Joe Anderson, Micheal DiCienzo, and others.  NFR owns more than 140 acres of real estate directly behind the Seneca Niagara Casino.  That firm is owned by Manhattan billionaire Howard Milstein, whom Dyster has long demonized in the local political discourse.”

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