Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build a lodge on Goat Island.
Hundreds of residents have signed a petition opposing the governor's plan. They say it will hurt Goat Island's natural beauty.
On Saturday, Dyster released a statement saying Goat Island is just one of the possible locations for a lodge. The mayor said he's "confident" a location will be found that is "suitable" to both residents and visitors.
"Throughout my career I have consistently taken a green and environmentally-conscious position on any given issue and will continue to do so,” he said.
Dyster said Cuomo has done more to improve Niagara Falls than any other governor.