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Niagara Falls leaders walk the streets as part of a cleanup effort

Posted at 8:58 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 08:58:38-04

The official kickoff to the “Zoom Outreach” Program in Niagara Falls is underway. Dozens of people from multiple city departments along with community agencies and neighbors scour the neighborhood.

The goal is to enhance and empower Niagara Falls’ poorest communities by enforcing property codes and cleaning up.

“Making sure that the surrounding neighborhood is cleaned up for the tourism season is a major object,” Mayor Paul Dyster said.

The Zoom Program has been going on in Niagara Falls for a number of years. This year the group targeted the Pine Avenue Business District.

Multiple crews cut grass and pick up trash along the city streets. The City of Niagara Falls bills delinquent property owners for the services like grass cutting.