Mayor Dyster recently gave the Aquarium penguins $150,000 in casino cash. Now the blow fish feel slighted and the city pit bulls are ticked off.
Donna Owens has been assigned by the mayor to study the feasibility of the city taking over the water authority. We're sorry to say that this is no joke, it's true.
Good news bad news. The good news is the city council is considering taking control of water and sewer. The bad news is it gives Paul Dyster one more city department to mismanage.
Consultant: a person who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. In Niagara Falls the consultant also keeps the watch.
When Mayor Dyster appeared on the Anello show last month he said, over an accidentally open microphone, that he feared "looking like I'm fiddling while Rome burns."Strangely enough he's been fiddling while NORAMPAC burns. Twice.
Dyster is really pumped up about the completion of the train station next year. He can't wait to cut the ribbon and throw out the first vagrant on opening day.
Courthouse $50,000,000, Train station $45,000,000, Ice pavilion $13,000,000, Trash totes $2,600,000. A government boondoggle doesn't buy what it used to.
Transparency: allowing the voter to see how city government operates. The two rules of transparency are 1) it's always supported before the election, and 2) it's always discarded after the election.
Survey says. Andy Touma's city government survey revealed that residents are upset with snow plowing, road conditions, casino cash spending, their elected representatives, and rising crime. Duh!
Touma's next survey hopes to prove that the sky is blue and water is wet.