Wednesday night's City Council meeting in Niagara Falls turned into something of a spectacle - not only for what business was or wasn't taken up, but for how lawmakers behaved.
I've broken down the Council's discussion during a vote that would remove from the table a proposed development deal with the Hamister Group for a $25 million mixed-use project downtown. The vote failed with the three-member Council majority voting to keep the proposed agreement on the table.
Let's start with Councilman Robert A. Anderson Jr., who gives a quick "no" vote, and then Councilman Samuel F. Fruscione, who has a bit of a back-and-forth with Mayor Paul A. Dyster at the end of his comments.
Then Councilwoman Kristen M. Grandinetti reads a statement.
Councilman Charles A. Walker talks about the issue before he votes to take the issue from the table.
As Chairman Glenn A. Choolokian is about to cast the deciding vote, he makes a comment about Grandinetti and Walker, which is when some of the biggest fireworks started.
After that died down, Choolokian finished his comments.
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