Do not let Lovejoy Councilman Richard Fontana choose your next representative.
Let the games begin. I'm already hearing of a low class attempt to appoint Councilman Kearns' successor on the Buffalo Common Council. The current Council members have the final say as to who your next representative will be. The majority of the Council is controlled by Council President Richard Fontana of the Lovejoy District.
From what I've been told, Fontana is pushing one of his aides for the seat. I honestly don't even know the guy's name. I only know that he's very tall and I met him one time. I do know that he's not from South Buffalo. (I believe he moved over to Eden Street within the last year.)
But, technically, none of this matters. If he qualifies, Fontana has the right to promote his candidacy based on the Council's current bylaws. And he could have the votes to get him through (Damone Smith, Bonnie Russell, Darius Pridgen, etc).
Well, let me tell you this: The Blogger has his own set of bylaws. Should Fontana's ploy gain any sort of traction, he will hear an earful from the residents. We're not interested in having an outsider thrusted upon us because of a neighboring Council member's lust for power. When residents hear his name, nobody will recognize it. Fontana's been in city hall far too long if he thinks this will pass. He will do irreparable damage to his career should he put garbage politics ahead of the residents of the South District.
The Blog's Editorial Board will be endorsing someone for this seat shortly. And, no, it's not going to be someone from another neighborhood. Potential candidates would be wise to submit their resumes' to me very soon and make their case. As a political outsider with much at stake in the community, I'm watching this process very closely.
If you don't think I'm serious, I'd like to show you some footage from the last meeting of our Editorial Board...