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Live blog of Niagara Falls City Council meeting at 4 p.m.

   Join me tonight for a live blog of the Niagara Falls City Council meeting. The work session begins at 4 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 7.

   Read the meeting agenda here and the resolutions to be voted on here.

   At the top of the agenda is John Percy, president and chief executive of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. Percy will be giving an update of the tourism agency's 2011 marketing report. 

   The agency made the news lately in its efforts to capitalize on the many Canadian travelers who come across the border to shop in American malls, including the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. The News' David Robinson outlined those efforts in an article and column. Click on the links to read those reports.

   Also scheduled to give an update to the council is David Pfeiffer, president of Man O'Trees, the West Seneca company tasked with reconstructing Lewiston Road. Preiffer has had his disagreements with the city over the delayed project before, and also recently backed out of a plan to redevelop Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

   City officials have been tight-lipped about the project in recent weeks, and went into a rare executive session to discuss their legal strategy. If he addresses the council, this may be one of Preiffer's last chances to set things straight with the city.

   There's a number of other interesting items on the agenda, as well, so stay tuned.


-News Niagara Reporter Charlie Specht


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