Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) State Senator George Maziarz says you can now track casino revenue spent in Niagara Falls. It will be available on his website.
“One of the main concerns I heard about the casino revenue from constituents was that they had no idea how it was being spent,” says Maziarz.“I also heard from residents that would share their discontent with how the City was spending the money, when they actually learned it was used.Providing transparency and accountability to the residents of the City is extremely important, not just with the $89 million they just received, but for the years to come.”
Maziarz will work with the Niagara Falls City Council to provide the information.Except for the groups that are designated money under State Legislation, all expenditures of casino revenue must be approved by the City Council.After each council meeting where funding is approved, Senator Maziarz will receive a spreadsheet from the City of the approved projects.
“While the City is the entity that decides how the money is spent, it is imperative that there is transparency this time around,” said Maziarz.“It is important that the taxpayers are informed as to how their casino money is being spent, and that the City is held accountable.”