Maziarz, Ceretto Discuss Local Planning for Wallenda's June 15 Walk

May 21, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM EDT

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Maziarz, Ceretto Discuss Local Planning for Wallenda's June 15 Walk

May 21, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM EDT

(WKBW release) Senator George D. Maziarz and Assemblyman John D. Ceretto both expressed disappointment Monday in Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster’s political comments regarding efforts to ensure the success of the Nik Wallenda Walk, which will occur on Friday, June 15.

According to a news release:

Maziarz and Ceretto, with their colleagues Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak sponsored and passed legislation in June 2011 to allow this walk to transpire and worked with their partners in Canadian Government to ensure this international event takes place.

“The comments made this morning were very unfortunate,” said Maziarz. “For over a year now planning for this event has been taking place and all appropriate agencies have been invited to attend those meetings ; it was their decision should they not come.  Throughout this process the City Police and Fire have been very cooperative and have done a fantastic job with what little time they have had for the actual date.  Despite these comments we will continue working with the agencies as our sole focus has been and will continue to be the success of this event.”

“For weeks now, local stake holders have met and have exciting things to share” said Assemblyman Ceretto. “NTCC has an exciting marketing campaign that is kicking into gear; the plans for the “side show” on Old Falls Street are exciting. Solutions are being found to logistical challenges. Dating back to last August, we’ve had several meetings with State Parks, State Police, local fire and police, local officials and stakeholders. This is an opportunity for our area, now is the time to work together. Lets show the world that Niagara Falls, NY is a great place to visit, to live and to invest in.”