Fake Councilman Paul Koretz Twitter Account Created, Mocks Food Trucks
A new and humorous Twitter account appeared this week mocking a city councilmember for his apparent lack of consistency and conviction in the way he does business. Based on last week's drama, @NotPaulKoretz was probably created by a food truck vendor, or at least a die hard advocate.
[Update, Monday, April 12th: Koretz has responded to the food truck situation. Read about it here.]
"At lunch (in a building, of course). On the way, drove down Grand and yelled at people in line at a food truck. What they're doing is wrong," one tweet reads.
Last week, the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association launched a campaign encouraging people to contact Koretz' office in response to his stance on food trucks. "I think they work well at construction sites where it’s difficult for workers to have access to other food, but I think that should be their only place in the city," he told the Park La Brea News/Beverly Press in February.
Beyond his issues with food trucks, there has been disappointment among community members. One neighborhood councilmember told LAist that Koretz can be too wishy-washy on issues and that his wife pulls his strings from behind the scenes. From a media perspective, there has been a lack of outreach--since he was elected over nine months ago, only a few press releases have been sent out. As a constituent (that's this writer!), his outreach has been meager, whether it's via newsletters or social media. Does this mean he's Jack Weiss in a teddy bear outfit?
Previously on LAist: Councilman Opposes Food Truck Court, Says They Should Just Visit Construction Sites