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Does Paul Koretz Support Black L.A? He Wants Our Vote For City Controller

Does Paul Koretz Support Black L.A? He Wants Our Vote For City Controller

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz is currently in a contentious run off for L.A City Controller with Kenneth Mejia. The race is actually really interesting, with a seasoned politician

  • PublishedOctober 17, 2022

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz is currently in a contentious run off for L.A City Controller with Kenneth Mejia.

The race is actually really interesting, with a seasoned politician on the verge of being uprooted by a rookie millennial, just now entering the serious political arena.

Koretz is currently soliciting the Black vote in Los Angeles and sending around communications requesting support.

What’s most interesting, is that while Koretz is asking Black people in L.A to support him for City Controller, he is on the fence about casting his vote in favor of a Black Councilperson as Council President.

The L.A City Council is expected to vote tomorrow on the next Council President, following Nury Martinez’ resignation last week.

Martinez represented the 6th District and resigned in disgrace, following leaked audio that revealed her making derogatory comments about L.A constituents, and referring to Black children as monkeys.

Martinez, along with Councilmen Kevin De Leon and Gil Cedillo, had taken a meeting with Ron Herrera, President of the L.A County Federation of Labor to discuss redistricting. 

โ€œThree folks decided to have an off-site meeting for the purpose of consolidating their power, at the expense of the African-American community.โ€

L.A City Councilman and Acting Council President Mitch O’Farrell

Read More: https://voiceofblackla.com/paul-krekorian-council-president-would-be-offensive-after-nury-martinez/

Constituents of Black Los Angeles, along with civil rights leaders, are calling on the L.A City Council to name an African-American Councilmember as Council President tomorrow.

Councilwoman elect Eunisses Hernandez said the council should select a caretaker as president until new council members are seated — possibly Councilman Paul Krekorian (LA Times).

There are currently three African-American’s on L.A’s City Council.

It is rude for Koretz to be soliciting the Black vote, while refusing to commit to supporting Black political power and representation.

It is also rude for Hernandez to make these type of public comments in this climate.

Nury Martinez and three powerful Latino leaders in L.A, were specifically caught on audio undermining Black political power through redistricting.

So at this time, we respectfully do not support Krekorian as the next Council President.

“This is Paul Koretz. I would like to personally ask for your vote for LA City Controller. I have dedicated my life towards helping others. I am truly humbled to have earned the support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the LA Sentinel and the LA Democratic Party. 
Controller Ron Galperin and former Controllers Wendy Greuel, Laura Chick, and Rick Tuttle support me because of my many years of work in finding efficiencies that saved the city millions of dollars. I will continue working for strong Democratic priorities and fiscal policies. 
I would be honored to have your vote.”
Paul Koretz during the first L.A City Council meeting last week following the Nury Martinez Scandal

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