Christopher L. Jacobs, Jason McCarthy and John B. Licata voted no. After the meeting, all three said they objected to the package that Oladele was given.
“I felt we were offering her too much to leave,” said McCarthy, who represents the North District.
“This runs counter to what I think is a priority in the district — teachers in the classroom,” Licata said. “We’re telling people there will be 30 kids in a classroom, and here we are, throwing away a salary. This is ill-advised.”
So South (Park) representative Lou "Pinnochio" Petrucci voted in favor of paying Oladele $136,000 to leave town. Thanks, Lou. This shows South Buffalo residents exactly where you stand. You had a chance to make a statement regarding your independence, and in typical fashion, you caved in to the powers that be. Stay tuned for more corruption in the coming weeks. James Kane: Is there a resignation letter in your future? We see lots of political appointees and very poor results. It might be time to start thinking seriously about selling cars.