Fresh off his claim of having stimulated $800 million dollars of economic development during his eight years as mayor, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster released a statement today proclaiming that his administration has caused the city's Municipal Aesthetic Quantification Index (pronounced "mew-kee") to go through the roof due to his leadership.
The mayor's statement read, in part, "Since assuming office in 2008 the sky above our city is bluer than they were during the previous administration. The glorious rainbows above the falls are more glorious than ever while the lawns of our homes and the grass in our parks are more vibrant. In addition to these measurable aesthetic factors it is now demonstrably provable that our residents' zest for life is indeed zestier since I became mayor.”
The mayor's press release said nothing about the city's lowered bond rating, $64 million debt, $7.6 million deficit, increase in the tax rate, $90 million of wasted casino cash, frozen water lines, trash in the streets or rising crime rate...all of which occurred under his leadership.
City has improved immensely under Dyster, Dyster says.