Hooray for Marcia Selz and the CD5 Coalition for showing community groups how to pin down their City Council member and hold them accountable.
They conducted a survey of leaders of the 36 homeowner groups in the coalition on the performance of Councilman Paul Koretz.
Their Verdict: He’s certainly not Excellent, not even Good. Just Fair in almost every category.
That can’t be good news for Koretz, especially given the perpetual state of crisis the city has been in during his two years in office and the need for great leaders..On the upside, at least he’s not Jack Weiss.
“The findings were reviewed with Councilmember
Paul Koretz in October 2010, and again in February 2011,” Selz says.
receptive, and … has adopted some of our
suggestions and has responded to some of our concerns. In addition, we
have provided the Councilmember with some guideposts for this coming
year: our priorities and key items that still need his attention.”
What CD5 has done should be emulated by community groups and Neighborhood Councils in every district. Selz is willing to help set up templates and show others how to hold their Council members feet to the fire. You can contact her at <email@example.com>