WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Politicians keep Falls falling

From the Medina Journal-Register:

A national publication recently wrote an in-depth analysis of Niagara Falls, N.Y., versus its Canadian counterpart.

Not surprisingly, the outlook was far more rosy in Ontario.

Governing.com examined the sparkling development of the Canadian side and the equally dreary crumbling of the American side, which the publication said falls far short of what a tourist destination should be.

A lack of vision by municipal leaders, the report said, is to blame.

“Simply put, Niagara Falls, Ontario, has benefited from decades of decisions by regional and provincial policy makers who have built on one another’s work,” the report said. “Niagara Falls, N.Y., has lurched through short-sighted, incompetent and sometimes corrupt municipal governance, failed stabs at regionalism and flailing, inconsistent and outright destructive approaches by various arms of state government.”

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