NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster presented his proposed 2017 budget before the city council Friday.

The budget includes neighborhood beautification funds, a crackdown on illegal dumping, and less dependence on casino revenue. Mayor Dyster says he wants to decrease the use of casino funds by $1.5 million in the general expense fund.

"The amount of casino revenues that we're going to receive in any given year is less predictable than the amount of property tax revenue, and therefore we have to treat casino revenues differently," said Dyster.

If the common council approves the budget, it would also include no city layoffs and would stay within the tax cap.

Mayor Dyster's 2017 Budget Speech