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Niagara Falls City Council endorses high-wire act

NIAGARA FALLS — The Niagara Falls City Council has endorsed plans for a tightrope act at the famous falls, saying it would give the city a big boost in tourism dollars and notoriety.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda still needs the approval of Canadian officials if he is to end his planned walk in an area overseen by the Niagara Parks Commission. New York state lawmakers have approved the stunt but Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t signed the legislation yet.

The Niagara Falls council approved a resolution supporting the effort Monday in a 4-1 vote. Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti voted against the measure, saying she’s concerned Wallenda’s try would result in many others wanting in on the action.

Wallenda has previously indicated that his team would cover all costs for the walk itself.