Dyster Getting Long Nose Protecting Hamister Deal
One is reluctant to compare an elected official to the characters of fiction, even one as marvelous as Calro Colodi's Pinocchio, but a comment that Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster made last week, as reported in the Niagara Gazette, had me wondering if the Gazette reporter happened to notice that as Dyster spoke, his nose, long though it is, must have become at least two inches longer.
In defending the murky language and lack of council oversight in his Hamister proposal, Dyster said "should any aspects of the proposal as presented need to be changed for whatever reason in the future, those changes would be required to be authorized by the council itself."
Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real live boy.
Dyster is a real live man who dreams of being a puppet of Buffalo interests.
This Hamister "proposal as presented" gives the council zero say in any changes the mayor makes in the future deal.
Anyone can go online and read that for themselves. Just go online and read it.
The proposal reads that the Mayor can: "negotiate the proposed development agreement" and change "terms and conditions as the mayor (deems) appropriate."
And after he makes a deal it may "be amended from time to time."
And while there is no formal deal with Hamister, if the council approves Dyster's proposal as presented, they will have no say about any changes or what that final deal will be.
The proposal asks the council to waive the section of the City Charter that specifically requires them to approve all formal agreements:
"The adoption of these resolutions shall satisfy any condition or requirement contained in the City Charter or elsewhere for approval of the Proposed Development Agreement . ... and that no further approval by the City Council of the fully signed Development Agreement shall be required."
And this, the man says, means that "should any aspects of the proposal as presented need to be changed for whatever reason in the future, those changes would be required to be authorized by the council itself."
He said it, but it was a lie.
Most unfortunately, in the lives of puppets, there is always a 'but' that spoils everything.
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AUG 06, 2013