Mayor Paul A. Dyster's administration is proposing the city spend $40,000 for a concert to be held on Old Falls Street sometime in August and put on in conjunction with the Hard Rock Cafe.
The Hard Rock Cafe would provide marketing, security and staffing for the event, while the city's money would be used for "talent fees and staging and related costs." The city in previous years sponsored summer concerts on Old Falls Street. The date of the show has yet to be determined.
The City Council will consider the proposal when it meets Monday night.
Here's a look at some of the other items lawmakers will consider:
Mayor Paul A. Dyster wants the Niagara Falls City Council to approve a $250,000 grant for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
The funds would be used for a planned state-of-the art cardiac and stroke care center. The hospital has been offered a $750,000 grant for the project from the John R. Oishei Foundation, but must raise $750,000 on its own in order to access the foundation's funds.
For his In Focus series, my colleague Brian Meyer spoke with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster about economic development, Nik Wallenda's Darien Lake shows and being named to a committee looking at a potential new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.
Prior to his show at Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday, Mike Epps made a stop at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority to bring an anti-bullying message to kids. Here are a couple YouTube videos of his visit:
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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.