Niagara Falls Mayor comments on border closure and tourism shutdown

CKTB-News- Diodati on tourism

It's going to be big.

That from Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, who in a media interview yesterday, admitted the closure of the border and the shuttering of casinos and tourist attractions is causing the city to 
hemorrhage.

Diodati tells CKTB's Shelby Knox this morning, Niagara Falls is working with the Ontario Tourism for a grand re-opening of the city, the likes of which we have never seen before.

He says they will be reaching out to the world to attract visitors back to the city

As for layed off tourism workers, Diodiati addressing their concerns saying the city will not charge interest or penalties on overdue tax bills, they are looking at ways to defer payments.

He adds no one is going to shut off your electricity or your water.

The mayor and councillors will meet today at 1:00 to hammer out details of the relief package.