Meet Paul Trinh. Local resident (going on just 5 years), self-declared “gentrifier” and at-large candidate for the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) board election.
The AVNC will hold an election this year to select 17 neighborhood representatives to serve on its governing board. The board is composed of 17 elected positions in which one is reserved for an at-large candidate. To qualify as at-large the candidates must be 16 years or older and a bonfide Atwater Village stakeholder.
Trinh is presently one of five candidates to file for the at-large position. In his candidate statement he brags that he and his family, which includes his wife and three pets, exemplifies the “ongoing gentrification” of Atwater. Trinh also claims that his experience as a financial consultant makes him “uniquely qualified to represent” our community.
Trinh’s full candidate statement: